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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

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Statins increase the death rate

This post contains a summary of a paper published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2001 October; 52(4): 439–446 and a recipe for devilled lamb cutlets.

Ignore the Awkward.: How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive
Study title and authors:
Statins for primary prevention: at what coronary risk is safety assured?
Peter R Jackson, Erica J Wallis, Ifti U Haq, and Lawrence E Ramsay
Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Sheffield, Floor L, Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

This paper can be accessed at:

This paper reviewed the randomised placebo controlled clinical trials that assessed death rates and statin use. The authors searched the scientific literature and found five trials, namely: 4S, WOSCOPS, CARE, AFCAPS/TEXCAPS and LIPID.

The review found that statin use could be associated with an increase in mortality of 1% in 10 years.

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Recipe of the day

Devilled Lamb Cutlets
Avi Glatt Kosher Lamb Chops - 1.5LB.
Food Mall: Lamb Chops
4 lean lamb cutlets or chops
10ml/2tsp English mustard
Pinch cayenne pepper
5ml/1tsp lemon juice
30ml/2tbsp tomato ketchup

1.Cook the cutlets or chops under a preheated grill for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally.

2.Meanwhile make up the devilled mixture; in a small bowl mix together the mustard, cayenne, lemon juice and tomato ketchup.

3.Brush each side of the chops with the mixture a couple of times during the last 2-3 minutes of the cooking time.