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Burger With A Side of Statins?
8 years ago

Burger With A Side of Statins?

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Scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London have suggested that fast food restaurants supply their customers with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs alongside their heart-challenging meals. I wonder if salads are as scarce as IQ points in their neck of the woods. Do they really think this is the solution?

Senior author of the study, “Dr.” Darrel Francis states, “Statins don’t cut out all of the unhealthy effects of burgers and fries. It’s better to avoid fatty food altogether. But we’ve worked out that in terms of your likelihood of having a heart attack, taking a statin can reduce your risk to more or less the same degree as a fast food meal increases it.”

Am I the only one appalled by this? I mean, is there anyone, anywhere, nodding their head yes to this and hailing it as a scientific breakthrough or even as a good idea? I can only pray that this is some sort of deeply satirical suggestion that the American Journal of Cardiology decided to print in the hopes that it would wake somebody up out of their Whopper-induced nap and make them see the very real and very tangible dangers that fast food presents. Beyond being practically devoid of any nutritional value, it is extremely taxing to your body and your health. Read More