Articles by Dr Duane Graveline
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Medical Fraud Alert:
Cholesterol lowering statin drugs save zero lives, says comprehensive research published in JAMA
"Do You Take Statins?" [NEW]
Written by Celeste Perron 10/06/10 ~ Quote from the article, "To take a cholesterol-lowering drug is like seeing the red oil light in your car go on and smashing it with a hammer." Don't forget to read the comments following the article...
Statin Drugs: A Critical Review of the Risk/Benefit Clinical Research
Written by Joel M. Kauffman, Ph.D.
Excerpt from article: Many well-funded sources attempt to justify the wide use of the statin drugs to lower TC and LDL by citing references in support of the claims that high levels of TC and LDL have been correlated with cardiovascular disease. Such claims are unfounded, since high TC and LDL are well-correlated with age, which is a risk factor.
Lipitor Dilemma, The
Smart Money article By Eleanor Laise ~ Article about the increasing numbers of patients reporting serious lingering statins side effects. Several patient link their side effects to Lipitor. Canadian drug insert (requires a black box warning) vs. American Drug insert "no warning" about CoQ10 deficiencies when taking statins. Discusses the way drugs are marketed. Good article for anyone who is just getting started in their search into finding out about Lipitor's adverse effects - November 2003 Issue
Red Yeast Rice & Statins
Article by Dr Duane Graveline
Excerpt: "When one takes red yeast rice they are effectively on statins and subject to all the purported benefits and side effects. I have had many cases of side effects from this “natural drug” reported to me. Myopathies and even our dreaded rhabdomyolysis have been reported from the use of Mother Nature’s red yeast rice."
Rhabdomyolysis ~ eMedicine
Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents into the circulation. Some of these are toxic to the kidney and frequenty result in kidney damage. Author: Sandy Craig, MD ~ Article Updated: 12/29/04
Malpractice & Statin Drugs Side Effects
Neuropathy & Statins
Neuropathy is well known to be associated with statin drug use.
Sexual Side Effects of Statins
Impotence, Loss of Libido and Erectile Dysfunction
Statin Associated Behavioral Change
Statin Induced Short Term Memory Loss
Statins & CoQ10 Deficiency
(Also known as Coenzyme Q10 - Q10 Co-enzyme Q10 Ubiquinone)
CoQ10 plays a critically important role in energy production and possibly an even greater role within the mitochondria as an anti-oxidant, with a free radical-quenching ability some 50 times greater than that of vitamin E.
Statins & Doctors
The True Believers
CoQ10 and Statins: The Vitamin Connection
by Owen R. Fonorow © 2003
Crestor ~ Public Citizen Warning:
Petition to the FDA to remove Crestor from the market
Dangers of Statin Drugs ~ [Weston A Price Foundation]
What You Haven't Been Told About Cholesterol Lowering Medicines ~ Spring: 2004
Denver Naturopathic Clinic Newsletter
Statin Adverse Effects: Implications for the Elderly
Written by Beatrice A. Golomb, M.D., Ph.D. ~ Evidence suggests the balance of benefits to risks may be less favorable in the elderly:
Cholesterol becomes a less potent predictor of cardiovascular problems, and adverse reactions from drugs, including statins, may become more prominent.
Statin Associated Myopathy With Normal Creatine Kinase Levels
Article by Dr. Paul Phillips at annals.org ~ Dated: Oct 1, 2002
Statins & Grapefruit Products
Mayo Clinic ~ Lists medications with known serious interactions with grapefruit products.
Why Should We Swallow What These Studies Say?
Washington Post by Jerome P. Kassirer
Edition: August 1, 2004