The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

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

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Statins induce heart failure

This post features an article by Peter H. Langsjoen, MD and a recipe for shish kababs.


By Peter H. Langsjoen, MD

Dr Langsjoen has a paper on the FDA website about statins reducing serum levels of CoQ10.

This article can be accessed at:

What Doctors Don't Tell You:: The Truth About The Dangers Of Modern Medicine
Statins kill people - lots of people - and they wound many, many more. All patients taking statins become depleted in Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), eventually - those patients who start with a relatively low CoQ10 levels (the elderly and patients with heart failure) begin to manifest signs/symptoms of CoQ10 deficiency relatively rapidly - in 6 to 12 months. Younger, healthier people who's only "illness" is the non-illness "hypercholesterolemia" can tolerate statins for several years before getting into trouble with fatigue, muscle weakness and soreness (usually with normal muscle enzyme CPK tests) and most ominously - heart failure.

In my practice of 17 years in Tyler, Texas, I have seen a frightening increase in heart failure secondary to statin usage, "statin cardiomyopathy". Over the past five years, statins have become more potent, are being prescribed in higher doses, and are being used with reckless abandon in the elderly and in patients with "normal" cholesterol levels. We are in the midst of a CHF epidemic in the US with a dramatic increase over the past decade. Are we causing this epidemic through our zealous use of statins? In large part I think the answer is yes. We are now in a position to witness the unfolding of the greatest medical tragedy of all time - never before in history has the medical establishment knowingly (Merck & Co., Inc. has two 1990 patents combining CoQ10 with statins to prevent CoQ10 depletion and attendant side effects) created a life threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people, only to then sit back with arrogance and horrific irresponsibility and watch to see what happens - as I see two to three new statin cardiomyopathies per week in my practice, I cannot help but view my once great profession with a mixture of sorrow and contempt.

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Recipe of the day

Avi Glatt Kosher Ground Lamb - 2LB.
Food Mall: Ground Lamb
Shish Kababs

500 g Ground lamb
2 tbsp Coriander, finely chopped
2 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Salt and pepper
Onion and green coriander for garnishing chopped

Mix all the ingredients together, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Roll the mixture in to thin sausage shapes and cook under a preheated moderate grill for about 10 minutes, turning several times.

Serve garnished with green coriander and onion crushed.