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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.
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?