Study Reveals Doubt on Drug for Cholesterol
In 2008, the New York Times published a story about the total failure of three
leading cholesterol drugs. A clinical trial
of Zetia, prescribed to millions of people a week, failed to show the
drug had any medical benefits.
Dr. Steven Nissen, the chairman of cardiology at the famed Cleveland
Clinic, said it best,
"The results are shocking. Patients should not be
given prescriptions for Zetia unless all other cholesterol drugs have failed... This is as bad a result for a drug as
anybody could have feared."
Unfortunately the article went mostly unnoticed in the major media. I've been shouting from the rooftops for years about the dangers of cholesterol drugs. Natural alternatives exist that get to the root of the problem, rather than just masking the symptoms.
Zetia Clinical Trial Shows the Drug Delivers No Benefits
A two year clinical trial of Zetia has shown that the drug
has no medical benefits, adding to the growing concern over Zetia and Vytorin, a combination of Zetia and Zocor.
While Zetia did lower cholesterol by about 15%, no trial has ever shown that it can reduce heart attacks and strokes - or even that it reduces the growth of dangerous fatty plaque in arteries which causes serious heart problems.
The trial was originally designed to show that Zetia could reduce plaque growth. Instead, the plaque actually grew twice as fast in patients taking Zetia with Zocor!
Merck and Schering stalled for two years, repeatedly missing strict deadlines for reporting the results, claiming the complexity of the data for the delay. Leading cardiologists around the world were left to wonder what was going on and what the study would show. At the same time, millions of patients continued taking Zetia and Vytorin and their conditions worsened while the drug companies blithely fiddled their thumbs.
Making billions of dollars at the expense of these patients. Lawsuits will obviously be filed. But what good is that to a person who trusted their doctor and the flashy television commercials and suffered a heart attack or strokes.
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Carl Bypassed a Bypass
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More Tips and Suggestions
- Former President
Clinton adopted a plant-based lifestyle in 2010 after learning his arteries were clogged again, even after having bypass surgery, and reports he is in the best health of his life. Read
The Veggie Butcher & President Clinton, to learn more about why he made the transition.
- Eat fresh, unprocessed, whole foods. Plant based is much more than salads and steamed vegetables.
- Nut milks like cashew, hemp, almond, coconut, flax and soy taste better than dairy milk and are more nutritious. Same goes for cheeses, butter spreads and frozen desserts.
- Eliminate heavily processed foods containing white flour, sugar, pizzas, fast food and fried foods.
- Make a pot of my Miracle Potassium Broth Soup and have a bowl every day. It's loaded with broccoli, cabbage and garlic. Add a Tbsp of Bragg's Liquid Aminos into each bowl for flavor and amino acids.