Statins Versus Fast Food; Really an Even Battle?


Keep in mind that this particular article is an editorial.  The author is writing for the British Heart Foundation.  He believes that the use of a statin can zero out the negative health effects of a Quarter Pounder with cheese and a small milkshake.

Have we really come so far down the dark path of unhealth that we have to accept that patients can’t change and we need to rely on medications instead of lifestyle?  That is truly a sad state of affairs if doctors collectively do not have faith in their patients.

Maybe this is because they themselves are not exactly free of hypocrisy?

Regardless, the faulty reasoning here is that the beneficial effects of statins have been overblown while the negative effects of fast food have been under emphasized.  Or maybe this is just representative of the tightening relationship between medicine and big business as epitomized by the endorsement of Coca Cola by the American Association of Family Physicians…

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.


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One thought on “Statins Versus Fast Food; Really an Even Battle?

  1. Thank you again for another important heads-up, Dr. Bogash. This is unbelievable – not only did it talk about statins neutralizing the risk of fast food, it actually suggested having a “McStatin” packet with every burger order. I thought it was satire, but I think they’re serious.

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