Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Related:

A) [PDF]Why Most Published Research Findings Are False – John P. A. Ioannidis (Hat tip to Sam C. Eggertsen, MD)

B) Video: Questioning the Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines — Sam C. Eggertsen, MD

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

3rd February 2019

A number of people have asked for my views on the Lancet Paper ‘Efficacy and safety of statin therapy in older people: a meta-analysis of individual participant data from 28 randomized controlled trials.’

It was reported in various major newspapers.

The Times reported the study thus: “Everyone over the age of 75 should be considered for cholesterol-lowering statins, experts have urged, after an analysis found up to 8,000 lives a year could be saved.”1  

The Telegraph had this to say. “Researchers said up to 8,000 deaths a year could be prevented if GPs simply prescribed drugs costing pennies a day.”

This comes hot on the heels of a concerted effort to silence statin critics around the world by a coalition of ‘experts. I suspect the coordinated timing is more than a coincidence.

‘The editors of more than two dozen cardiology-related scientific journals around the…

View original post 2,790 more words