Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Statin Use: Population-Based Case-Control Studies

Staff Writer, J.J. West
Medicine / Studies 
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In recent years, statins have become popular amongst allopathic physicians for use in high cholesterol patients. But are these new drugs safe?

In the article, Statin Use and Thyroid Cancer: A Population-Based Case-Control Study , we discover that  the scientitsts concluded that "statin use was associated with thyroid cancer in female patients."

Another study, Association between statin use and Bell's palsy: a population-based study, linked a "potential association between regular statin use and Bell's palsy."

In Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with prior statin use: a population-based case-control study, the data concluded that prior statin use was associated with HZ occurrence.

With Statin use and the risk of colorectal cancer: a population-based case-control study, "this study does not provide support for a protective effect of statins against colorectal cancer."

So before you take that new prescription for a statin drug, you may want to search our source material for a better understanding of what the medication can and cannot do for you, or to you. 

As a side note, high cholesterol may be a sign of thyriod dysfunction and not necessarily a cholesterol issue, especially in women:
Are you on a statin for high cholesterol with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism? This is an important article for you to read then. Generally when thyroid levels are optimal, cholesterol levels fall back into range. For most folks, optimal is a TSH of 0.5-1.5. Free T3 in the upper 25th percentile of the reference range, and Free T4 mid range of the reference range. You can NOT rely on the TSH alone. It's not a thyroid hormone, it's a pituitary hormone. The Free's tell the story, and obviously hypothyroid symptom resolution,
http://naturalsociety.com/prescribed-statins-lead-thyroid-cancer-women/

Source: PubMed

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