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Q: can statins help you lose weight?

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David1951, Community Member
7/13/10 10:28am

Michelle

statins are a horrible drug especially for women see the following:

 

http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/statinsEvidenceCaution.pdf

 

statins can cause weight loss or gain and usually it's a weight gain and when it's a weight loss it's because of a side effect call illeus or intestinal dysmobility which causes severe problems that often require hospitalization.. see the following for a full list of the adverse effects of statins (right side menu):

 

http://www.statinvictims.org/statin-drugs/

 

if you really need to lower your cholesterol (and that depends on your age and actual level) then try cutting out sugar, flour, and white starches like potatoes and white rice.. see the stone age diet (aka paleolithic diet) study here:

 

http://www.ucsf.edu/science-cafe/articles/type-2-diabetes-cholesterol-heart-disease-kidney-risks-paleolithic-diet/

 

 

 

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RoMo, Community Member
10/26/11 7:26pm

I decided to finally lose the baby weight (4 kids and 19 years) stopped eating rice, potatoes, and 99% of flours and barely any refined sugar. Lots of veggies, proteins and limited fruit.  I've lost 15 of the 30 pounds I wanted to lose and went to my doctor, full of myself and proud of the weight loss for my yearly physical.  My cholesterol went up to dangerous levels from last year at this time.  Yeah, life is funny, weight down, but now I need to go on statins.  So I'm not so sure the generalized statement of dropping those carbs will work.  As it didn't for me.

I eat 1/4 cup flaxseed about 3 to 4 days a week and take an Omega 3 with dha/epa a day.  Genetics stink.

 

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