Diabetes is already spreading faster than scurvy on a pirate ship, so anything that helps spread the disease to more people is nothing short of a disaster. But that hasn’t stopped doctors from practically passing out diabetes in a pill.
The cholesterol-lowering statin drugs taken by tens of millions of Americans are proven to cause the disease. For years I’ve warned you of the risk, and urged you not to touch those no-good drugs.
Even the FDA was forced to issue a warning of its own… but of course their warning had less teeth than a hockey player, because the agency also urged patients to keep taking the drugs anyway.
I hope you listened to me and not them, because new research reveals the diabetes risk is much, MUCH higher than you’ve been led to believe.
Pop a statin drug, and your risk of diabetes jumps by 46 percent, or more than DOUBLE the risk that led to the FDA warning.
Yes, you read that right -- a 46 percent higher risk of a deadly chronic disease from a drug that’s supposed to protect you from a deadly chronic disease.
Statins should come a black-box warning… for irony!
The drugs cause diabetes by screwing with your body’s insulin response, cutting your insulin sensitivity by 24 percent and insulin secretion by 12 percent, according to the new study.
That’s what leads to insulin resistance -- and next thing you know, you could become America’s 30 millionth diabetic.
I don’t think they’re passing out any prizes for that, so do yourself a favor and let the “honor” go to someone else. If you’re on statin drugs, seal them up in a pill bottle and then bury it somewhere in your backyard before the drug buries you.
Odds are, you don’t have to worry about your cholesterol anyway -- because for most Americans, the problem isn’t “high” cholesterol.
It’s LOW cholesterol!
Stop fretting about LDL and HDL and look at the only number that really matters: total cholesterol. If it’s between 200 and 300, you’re in tip-top shape. Any lower, and you’ve got some catching up to do… because you’re in heart attack territory.
Don’t believe me? I’ve got the science to back me up, and you can read all about it right here.