Mayo Clinic DEAD Wrong on Diabetic Recommendations
July 29, 2009
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Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Mayo Clinic have developed a computer model that is intended to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
I could have saved them a lot of money with a one word answer -- never.
Statins are a “cure” much worse than the disease. They can cause muscle pain and weakness, a condition called rhabdomyolysis. They can result in polyneuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, which is characterized by weakness, tingling and pain in the hands and feet, as well as difficulty walking. And they can lead to heart failure.
I think it’s safe to say that a drug intended to prevent heart disease which actually causes heart failure is not the right treatment to use.