[ExI] book

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 19:17:49 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <
> rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ### Anything that "smashes" the statin hypothesis is complete baloney.
>> Statins lower all-cause mortality in specified populations in multiple
>> large randomized placebo-controlled trials. This is the end of story. There
>> is no "statin hypothesis", there are only statin facts.
> Sorry for the delayed reaction, here.
> The "statin hypothesis" is that treating cholesterol above a certain level
> with statins is medically recommended. That level has been consistently
> lowered over the years. The fact that statins lower all-cause mortality in
> specified populations doesn't "prove" the statin hypothesis unless the
> specified population is "everyone with cholesterol level over N", which
> doesn't seem to be the case. From a quick google, it appears the population
> helped is those with non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Lowering
> mortality is great, but how much is it lowered and at what cost? Statins
> aren't without side effects.
> -Dave
> ​In fact, an entire book has been written, by a physician, about the
> cognitive decline seen in many cases of statin usage.​
> _
> ​So I hardly think it can be called baloney.

​bill w

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