Who she ?
Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics from MIT in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985, also from MIT ... In the last few years, Dr. Seneff has been shifting her research interests back towards biology, reflecting her undergraduate degree. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. She is first author on three publications in 2011 in medical journals, relating excess carbohydrate consumption with metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and autism.
In short, she's an engineer, and I've a lot of time for engineers. They tend to be better observers than most people, who tend to be better at having opinions (or regurgitating old hypotheses.)
I was led to a series of YouTube videos, where she's interviewed by Dr Mercola, and these are well worth a look :
In the videos she refers to her research on statins, so I looked for her conclusions. Here they are :
http://pi-bill-articles.blogspot.co.uk/ ... -good.html
Carb lovers won't like her conclusion
Statins are not the answer for anyone seeking to avoid cardiovascular disease. The answer, instead, is to modify the diet to include foods that are rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, to avoid empty carbohydrates, especially high fructose corn syrup, to eat foods that are good sources of sulfur, and, most especially, to spend plenty of time outdoors in the sun.
People on long-term statin therapy start to notice that their hair is receding faster, they're developing cataracts, they can't hear as well as they used to, they keep forgetting things, they can't open the pickle jar any more, and perhaps they'll need rotator cuff surgery soon, as their shoulders are so sore. They think it's just because they're growing old, but these are all side effects that my research, together with my students at MIT, has uncovered, by comparing statin drug side effects with side effects associated with other drugs in age-matched reviews.
Even more alarming are the rare but debilitating and even life-threatening side effects we've detected, such as ALS and Parkinson's disease, heart and liver failure, neuropathy and severe muscle damage. A 17-year study on the elderly confirmed what I already suspected: low serum cholesterol is associated with increased frailty, accelerated mental decline, and early death. (Ref 1.)
This is the Ref.1 she references