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Articles by Dr Duane Graveline

Statin Article(s)

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Who Needs Statins? ~ [NEW]

Article written by Justin Smith and published in Health Matters. Justin discusses the cholesterol hypothesis, heart disease causes, statins, good and bad cholesterol, relative and absolute risks and gains and Big Pharma.
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Evidence for Caution: Women & Statin Use

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"Evidence for Caution: Women and Statin Use"

by Professor Harriet Rosenberg and Danielle Allard

Statin Drugs Save Zero Lives

Medical Fraud Alert:
Cholesterol lowering statin drugs save zero lives, says comprehensive research published in JAMA

Feature Articles

"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...

Have we been conned about cholesterol?
Daily Mail article published by John Blake 12/29/06 ~ Extracted from Dr Malcolm Kendrick's new book,
"The Great Cholesterol Con"
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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

Articles by Dr Duane Graveline

Critical Review of Statins

Depression & Statin Drug Use
This paper focuses on depression and its most extreme form,
suicide, other affective manifestations include hostility,
aggressiveness, accident proneness and strong tendency for
recidivism in the use of addictive substances.

Interview with Dr. Graveline
by Beth Salmon of Basic Health Books 

Lipitor Concerns
Downside of a Remarkable Drug

Lipitor Side Effects
Downside of the Statin Drugs

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

Statins & Insomnia 

Transient Global Amnesia & Statin Drugs
Transient Global Amnesia (TGA)

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Additional Statin Articles

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
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[Weston A Price Foundation]
What You Haven't Been Told About Cholesterol Lowering Medicines ~ Spring: 2004

Lipitor Worries
Denver Naturopathic Clinic Newsletter
Edition: 2002

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

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