07 June 2013

Statins Receive a Lot of Fuss – Justified?

Where some writers get their headlines, I am still trying to comprehend. This writer in Present eLearning states as her title “Should Statins Be in the Water?” has me very concerned and wondering why this could even be considered. For years, we have been taught that fluoride was necessary in our drinking water. Now that trend is slowly disappearing and more research is discovering some of the side effects of this that are not so healthy.

With statins and their side effects, I would fight this to the bitter end if I thought this writer was serious. We simply cannot allow this to happen, as our children do not need statins. One issue alone should stop this from happening and that would be if they included the wrong statins in our drinking water as this could exponentially increase the number of people developing type 2 diabetes. And we think we have an epidemic now. Certain fruits (grapefruit and its relatives) would need to be banned because of their potential deadly side effects when consumed by people on statins. See my blog here.

So when writers allow something like titles to be part of any discussion, they need to be called out about this. I have been carefully watching and since the publishing of this on March 12, 2013 and to-date have seen no one disputing this. Did Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, PRESENT Diabetes, and Contributing Nursing Editor, really think that the title would go unnoticed?

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