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Cholesterol and Statins

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by bulkbiker, Oct 2, 2018.

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    Red Herring Alert:
    UK readers may be interested to know what RT.com is, and it is a surprising outlet for such an important topic
    "RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news."

    Whilst the BMJ is a renowned source of information, sadly the media publishing arm is not actually peer reviewed and can suffer poor quality science just like the 'Lancet has with its Open Source publication. I think we need more information that goes back to the trials themselves to examine their pedigree. Malcolm is a well known guru, and has many followers, but we can only fight the pharma machine with evidence, not conjecture.

    I liked this article, and I happen to agree with what it says, but we need to examine the evidence behind it if it is to become a goldplated reference.

    I will start the ball rolling with these ones that are referenced in the article
    https://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i1246

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24285296/
    Note: This article is open access for the abstract only. The study report requires purchase from the company that did the study and it is closed access to the general public.
     
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