From ANH International
“Statins should be binned”
Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, has warned that those who take statins are more than twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease (PD) in later life than those who do not. His warning came after research was published in the journal Movement Disorders where lead researcher, Xuemei Huang MD, cautioned,
“Statin use may be associated with a higher PD risk, whereas higher total cholesterol may be associated with lower risk.”
He expressed concerns about the widespread prescription of statins, and Dr Chand commented, “The risks of side-effects of these drugs are far greater than any potential benefits and it is high time these drugs were restricted in the low-risk population and only given to people with existing heart disease.” The cholesterol-lowering drug has also been linked to diabetes.