Statins, widely class prescribed drug, said to lower “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, it has recently come under fire after a study revealed that destroy human health more than work to improve it.
Unfortunately, many people take statins, which are commonly known by the brand names, including Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. the cost of prescription drugs in the US soared to about $ 374 million in 2014, representing the highest level of spending since 2001. Statins certainly made up a significant portion of this expense, and now consumers who take these drugs have a lot rather than worry that the dent is doing in their portfolios.
The study, which was published in American Journal of Physiology provides that statins “… impact on other biological properties of stem cells offers a new explanation of its adverse clinical effects.” Specifically, the study states that such adverse effects include advancing the “aging process” and also states that “… the long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects, including myopathy, neurological side effects and increased risk of diabetes. ” myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness.
Experts involved in the study suggest that health problems associated with statins likely have been minimized through the years. In fact, those who take this type of cholesterol-lowering drugs have been experiencing cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss. In short, we found the drugs to manipulate the cells in such a way that its main purpose to play and help the body repair is frustrated. With this comes the appearance of terrible health problems or worsening of existing ones.
Professor Reza Izadpanah, a biologist mother and lead author of the study published cells, says: “Our study shows statins can accelerate the aging process People who use statins as a preventive medicine [health] should think. again as our research shows that they can have undesirable effects on the general body that may include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems. “
While the notes of the FDA on its website that “deterioration (brain-related) cognitive, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, it has been reported by some users of statins,” and that “people taking statins may have an increased risk of blood sugar levels and the development of type 2 diabetes”, but maintains its safety and efficacy. The site to direct public attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M. D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDA Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DM EP). She says, “This new information should not scare people statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they must be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects.”
indisputable? Especially after this last study, agreed. What is beneficial to the accelerated aging, cells do not function properly, muscle weakness and memory loss?
This finding demonstrates the importance of reviewing the so-called prescription drug benefit, which is expected to continue so that consumers can be fully informed and are in the best health possible.
A similar study involving revealing the antidepressant Paxil teenager recently made news when a new analysis of an original study exposed errors and incomplete information. Actually, it was found that the drug not be safe and effective for their demographic intention after all, a finding that Brian Nosek, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, says that “signals that the community is waking up, check your work and doing what it is supposed to do science. – self-correcting “