Long-Term Use Of Statins Linked To Heart Disease

Dec. 2023 article from ZeroHedge.

More evidence emerges that the use of statins to lower cholesterol may be counterproductive in preventing heart failure. Though cholesterol levels may be lowered, statins can inhibit vitamin K production, a substance critical to preventing plague buildup in arteries.

“The researchers conclude statin side effects, including statin cardiomyopathy, ‘are far more common than previously published and are reversible with the combination of statin discontinuation and supplemental CoQ10.’… Statins impair the production of vitamin K, an essential vitamin in managing calcification, according to the review. Optimal vitamin K2 intake helps avoid plaque buildup of atherosclerosis—thickening or hardening of the arteries—and keeps calcification risk low.”