About bad muscles and a fraudulent dietary study

July 2012

Statin treatment and bad muscles

In my books I have given many examples of adverse effects after statin treatment that have been downplayed or ignored by the drug industry. One example is muscle pain and weakness which according to the industry is seen in less than one per cent of the treated patients, but which according to independent researchers occur in 20-25 per cent.

Beatrice Golomb, associate professor in medicine and her co-workers at the University of California, San Diego has published a report about this issue. They performed a regularly controlled double-blind trial in women who were treated with identical capsules containing either a placebo or a statin drug and found that 40 per cent in the statin group got muscle problems, which were serious in 10 percent. You can read more about the trial in Daily Mail.

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