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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, 3 September 2013

Statin major adverse effects have been under-reported and the way in which they withheld from the public, and even concealed, is a scientific farce

This paper was published in the Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 179-185
Study title and authors:
The Ugly Side of Statins. Systemic Appraisal of the Contemporary Un-Known Unknowns
S. Sultan and N. Hynes
This paper can be accessed at:

This paper undertook a comprehensive review of the scientific literature for articles relating to cardiovascular primary prevention and statin side effects.
The review found:
(a) There is a categorical lack of clinical evidence to support the use of statin therapy in primary prevention.
(b) Not only is there a dearth of evidence for primary cardiovascular protection, there is ample evidence to show that statins actually augment cardiovascular risk in women, patients with Diabetes Mellitus and in the young.
(c) Statins are associated with triple the risk of coronary artery and aortic artery calcification.
(d) There is increased risk of diabetes mellitus, cataract formation, and erectile dysfunction in young statin users.
(e) There is a significant increase in the risk of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly plus an enhanced risk of a myriad of infectious diseases.
(f) A review of the use of statins found evidence of selective reporting of outcomes and failure to report adverse events.

Sultan concluded: "These finding on statin major adverse effects had been under-reported and the way in which they withheld from the public, and even concealed, is a scientific farce".