So It’s Not Just Diabetes, It’s Parkinson’s Too?
Are the lawyers lining up yet to go after not only the pharma companies but virtually all the doctors too?
Maybe they should be, given what we’re now finding out about intentionally ignored knowledge that cardiovascular disease does not originate and propagate as claimed and what’s worse, statins appear to have horrifying long-term side effects.
Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, was speaking following research which found those who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs are more than twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease in later life than those who do not.
A study last week showed statin use increases the risk of diabetes by 46 per cent.
Correlation is not causation but….
Parkinson’s is a horrifying and debilitating, progressive condition. It’s not quite on the level of Type II diabetes, but it’s definitely getting up there.
The real problem is that the lipid hypothesis, on which this entire train of “progress” has been based, was known to be junk science 30+ years ago and what’s worse there are studies (which you’ll read about right here in the next couple of days) back right near the turn of the century that threw a monkey wrench into the entire premise underlying the alleged “cause” of cardiovascular disease.
In short it appear that there is pretty-solid evidence that it has nothing to do with serum cholesterol levels at all; the association is too weak to be considered causative.
From the literature I can take a couple of reasoned guesses at the actual root causes, namely two: high blood glucose and hypertension, both of which are strongly associated with being overweight and that has a strong association with a high-carbohydrate, low-fat eating pattern.
If this proves up then not only are statins worthless they’re harmful due to the side effects and the fact that they do nothing to address the root issues.
I’ve written much about my view of diet and exercise over the last few years. Some people call it “controversial”, even “extreme.” I disagree strenuously. Indeed, I’ll say that the so-called medical establishment willfully and intentionally ignoring contrary evidence on the lipid hypothesis along with what appears to be a bad etiological model for coronary artery disease that has become embedded in what’s sold to you is the true extreme position, much as is someone who claims the Earth is the center of the universe or is only 5,000 years old, despite plenty of contrary evidence that is easily accessible should one care to look, simply because “God” said so.