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Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology by Jeffrey Dach MD Perhaps you have seen the Direct-to-Consumer TV and print advertisements with Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the Jarvik Heart, speaking on behalf of the Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor.  With 13 billion dollars in sales last year, Lipitor was the best selling statin drug, the […]

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The Art of the Curb Side Cholesterol Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Art of the Curb Side Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD In our neighborhood, we take the garbage cans out to the curb twice a week for the garbage pickup.  Although we grumble about the extra work, it’s a good opportunity to get outside the house and say hello to our neighbors.  On one such […]

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New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic

New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic by Jeffrey Dach MD On Tuesday, The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology changed the guidelines giving even more people statin drugs.  The new Guidelines increases the number of healthy people to be placed on statins by 70%..(1) OpEd in the New York TImes Two […]

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Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Martha is 55 years old, healthy and no history of heart disease.  Nonetheless, Martha has been taking a statin drug for “high cholesterol” under the care of “the top cardiologist”.   Every six months I recommend  stopping the statin drug, and every six month, her cardiologist […]

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Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Judith Walsh MD reviewed 20 years of statin drug  data in JAMA in 2004.  She concludes that Cholesterol lowering with statin drugs does not reduce total mortality in women, PERIOD. …For More click Here.

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Healthy Men Should Not Take Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins by Jeffrey Dach MD.  This bombshell article by Rita Redberg, MD, appeared in April 2012 JAMA advising healthy men with high cholesterol to stay away from statin anti-cholesterol drugs, pointing out there is no mortality benefit.   for More Click Here.

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Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ?

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ? by Jeffrey Dach MD  We live in a society which has an obsession with cholesterol levels. The reality is that our cholesterol level correlates very poorly (if at all) with risk for heart disease.  To Read More..Click here  

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Stephen Sinatra on Cholesterol and Statin Drugs

Stephen Sinatra on Cholesterol and Statin Drugs, a Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever – When a choirboy turns disbeliever, it makes you take notice.  Dr. Stephen Sinatra MD explains in his newsletter a number of observations changed his opinion and transformed him into a “cholesterol disbeliever” …To Read More.

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Statin Drugs

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD Left image: Red arrows: Heavily calcified coronary artery on CAT Scan. A Major Dogma of Mainstream Medicine One of the major dogmas of mainstream medicine is the miraculous benefit of statin drugs in the battle against atherosclerotic heart disease.  I have written a number of previous […]

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