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

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Clofibrate more than doubles the risk of fatal stroke

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine July 15, 1993 vol. 119 no. 2 136-145

Cholesterol Reduction and the Risk for Stroke in Men. A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials
David Atkins, MD, MPH; Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD; Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH; W. T. Longstreth, MD, MPH; and Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH
The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit and Department of Medicine, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

This study can be accessed at:
The author found that when lowering cholesterol through modified diets or medications there was a general tendency for it to increase the risk of fatal stroke, especically with the drug clofibrate, which more than doubled the risk of fatal stroke.

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