SarathW I just finished 2 books this summer, one "The Overdo$ed America by John Abramson, M.D. and Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen. page 47 of Our Daily Meds, Mara G. Aspinall the president of Gencyme Genetics, said an Average of 50 percent of people treated with individual drugs are reveiving treatments that are not efficacious for them." In a discussion with academics in 2006, Ms Aspinall explained that 30 to 70 percent of patients get no benefit from taking statins, which are designed to reduce cholesterol. also references om
n p 163-66, 167, 184...The book talks a bunch about blending marketing and science, made me very uncomfortable. Reminded me of another book I read called Salt Sugar and Fat, (http://michaelmossbooks.com/books/salt-sugar-fat/
) how the fast food and convenience food industry has hooked us on horribly bad food through our basic instincts. From what I've read it isn't cholesterol that causes buildup of plaque, it's inflammation caused by unbalanced blood pH from an acidic diet, meds, stress, and so on. The Overdosed America is a Doctors Journey through the changes in allopathic medicine and why he got out of it. Pretty eye opening, he talks a lot about statins and how horrible they are starting on page 15, he goes into how cholesterol is needed by every system in the body as well. Eating cholesterol rich foods isn't the problem... Also the doctor goes over how changing behavior, diet, exercise are key to treating most illnesses. The doctor also talks about the rigging of studies by the pharmaceutical industry and paying off doctors, dumping tons of data on them, all sorts of tricks... as does the book our daily meds. Hope this helps!
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