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

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Statins increase the risk of death in four year trial

This study was published in Circulation 2004 Nov 2;110(18):2809-16

Study title and authors
Effects of fosinopril and pravastatin on cardiovascular events in subjects with microalbuminuria.
Asselbergs FW, Diercks GF, Hillege HL, van Boven AJ, Janssen WM, Voors AA, de Zeeuw D, de Jong PE, van Veldhuisen DJ, van Gilst WH; Prevention of Renal and Vascular Endstage Disease Intervention Trial (PREVEND IT) Investigators.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

This study can be accessed at:

One of the aims of this study was to investigate the effect of statins on people aged 28 to 75 years old. This section of the study, which lasted nearly four years, included 217 people who were given statins and 216 people who were given a placebo.

The study found that those given statins had a 6% increased risk of death compared to those given a placebo.