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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Statins raise prostate cancer risk of obese men

This post includes a summary of a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology 2008;168(3):250-260 and a recipe for pulled pork.
Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol

Study title and authors:
Statin Use and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Results from a Population-based Epidemiologic Study
Ilir Agalliu; Claudia A. Salinas; Philip D. Hansten; Elaine A. Ostrander; Janet L. Stanford

This study can be accessed at:

The authors conducted a study of 1,001 prostate cancer cases and 942 age-matched controls to evaluate the risk of prostate cancer associated with statin use.

The study found:
(a) Those who had used statins for more than ten years had an 11% increased risk of prostate cancer compared to non-users.
(b) In obese men, current use of a statin was associated with a 50% increased risk of prostate cancer compared to non-users.
(c) In obese men, use of a statin for five or more years was associated with a 80% increased risk of prostate cancer compared to non-users.

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Recipe of the day

Pulled Pork

pork shoulder
"Niman Ranch Pork shoulder, bone in"
Food Mall: Pork Shoulder
1 cup water
BBQ sauce

Put the pork shoulder roast in the crockpot overnight on low with 1 cup of water and some basil and rosemary.

In the morning turn it off and let it cool down a bit. Remove any skin or bone. Pull the meat apart into small pieces and return it to the crockpot. Dump in BBQ sauce and a little water (1/4 c.) and mix it all together.

Put it back on low for a few hours.