Mainstreamers continue the love affair with statins
For a while there, things were blessedly quiet on the statin front. I was even starting to think the mainstream had run out of manufactured connections to make between statins and various illnesses.
But, of course, I was wrong.
They’re back to their old game of pushing statins for every illness under the sun.
It wasn’t enough to try to get us taking them to prevent breast cancer, to manage prostate size, and to reduce the severity of gum disease. Of course, every time they’ve made a new push, we’ve been right there to push back with reminders about the dangers of statins…and to offer safe alternatives.
This time’s no different. The latest news in the mainstream’s “Statins for Everything!” saga is a study that shows the drugs may be helpful in lowering the risk of esophageal cancer.
Mainstreamers are especially interested in pushing statins on people with the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s esophagus.
Esophageal cancer is quite rare, but it’s also quite deadly. So of course we’re all interested in finding ways to prevent and beat it. But that shouldn’t include playing a game of chance with the dangerous laundry list of risks that come with taking statins.
The study found that statins could lower the risk of cancer by almost 33 percent. And the longer the patient is on statins, the more “protective” they appeared to be.
Of course, there was absolutely no mention of the sometimes life-threatening dangers of statin drugs. Dangers that include diabetes, kidney failure, cataracts, liver damage (which has disappeared from the warning labels), muscle weakness, and a host of others.
When Big Pharma…and their friends in the mainstream media…play up the supposed benefits of statins, while ignoring all the risk it’s simply irresponsible. Now, of course, you may still decide that trading one risk for an armful of others is worth it. But you can only make an informed decision if you’re given all of the facts without all of the pro-statin spin.
When it comes to preventing esophageal cancer, you don’t have to turn yourself over to the mainstream and their beloved statins. Two of the biggest risk factors for the condition are obesity and smoking. Drop the extra pounds and toss the cigarettes and watch your risk plummet.
Also, earlier this year, I told you about how sugar can help people with Barrett’s esophagus stop the development of esophageal cancer in its tracks. Cutting soda may also help reduce your risk. And Dr. Wright has offered several ways to beat Barrett’s esophagus.
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“Statins May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer,” Science Daily (sciencedaily.com)