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, 16 September 2010

Your chances of dying go up by 36 per cent when you take a sleeping pill

Published in the Can J Psychiatry 2010 55(9):558-567

Mortality Hazard Associated With Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drug Use in the National Population Health Survey
Geneviève Belleville, PhD

The study looked at 14,117 people to see if sleeping pills and minor tranquilizers, also known as antianxiety agents, have any undesirable outcomes.

This paper can be accessed at:;col1

Overall, the study found that insomnia and anxiety drugs increased the death rate by 36 per cent.

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