9781579511661

Statins Miracle or Mistake?

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  • ISBN13:

    9781579511661

  • ISBN10:

    157951166X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/9/2013
  • Publisher: Ronin Publishing
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Summary

Most cholesterol doesn’t come from foods — it's made by the body itself! Statins work by interfering with the body’s ability to manufacture cholesterol. Statins: Miracle or Mistake? explains both the pro and con sides of this incredible drug, using interviews with statin researchers and prescribers and presenting the findings in clear, jargon-free language. Learn how to watch for warning signs if you are using statins. Discover how statins are a huge business for both drug companies and anti-statin forces. This guide talks with people on all sides of the statin issue, finding out what they believe and why — and how they stand to benefit.

Most important, Statins: Miracle or Mistake? tells readers what to ask their own healthcare practitioners. It’s time for nonprofessionals to learn how to manage these drugs. This important guide shows what to do — and not do.

Author Biography

Mark James Estren is a nationally known journalist and Pulitzer winner. Named one of the “People to Watch” by Fortune magazine, he is a contributor to The Washington Post, Bottom Line newsletter group, and the Journal of Animal Ethics. He lives in Ft. Myers, CA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Statins Are
Chapter 2: Why They Work
Chapter 3: What Can Go Wrong
Chapter 4: Case History: A Major Success
Chapter 5: Case History: A Dismal Failure
Chapter 6: Are All Statins Alike?
Chapter 7: Nutritional Alternatives
Chapter 8: The Politics of Statins
Chapter 9: Searching in New Directions
Chapter 10: The Bottom Line: Take Them or Avoid Them?

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