Recent research has revealed that people in the deaths in the America are mostly sue to heart related diseases. Survey shows that about 610,000 American citizens lose their lives over heart related ailments. It is no secret that high levels of cholesterol have very negative effect on the heart. To fight this condition people start using strong medicines on a regular basis.

The most popular drug called statins is known to help curb cholesterol, the truth is that not only is this drug useless but it can produce a chain of painful side effects and cancer happens to be one of them.

What is this drug?

Statins are drugs that are usually prescribed by doctors to curb the level of cholesterol within the body. The primary objective in using this drug is to lower the cholesterol but many doctors have also stated that this drug is not good enough. Research findings have shown us that the drug does nothing to curb cholesterol for people with existing heart conditions.

Some of the side effects that are experienced by the people using this drug

Not only is this drug useless but can cause many side effects that are very harmful in the long run.

  • Makes a person prone to type 2 diabetes
  • Can raise the level of sugar in the blood
  • Loss of Memory
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute constipation
  • Rashes

Rhabdomyolysis and myositis are some of the more harmful side effects as these can cause muscle damage and inflammation. Rhabdomyolysis is known to cause serious damage to the kidney which can cause death. Certain doctors have even stated that consuming statins on a regular basis can cause cancer. The cancer usually happens in the breast and prostate area. Statins causes tumor progression in people who have bladder cancer.

Experts have come to the conclusion that statins cause cancer because of the effect that it has on the immune system. The drug steps up the production of white blood cells which lowers the immunity thus a person is prone to getting infected by cancer.

The connection between the body and cholesterol

People use statins and similar drugs because that live under the concept that it can lower cholesterol, they also think that cholesterol can block the arteries of the heart. Doctors have stated that cholesterol has no direct connection with heart attacks. Doctors say that it is the presence of inflammation that causes heart attacks. Experts have suggested that we should choose foods that have high anti inflammatory properties rather than eating low fat food.

Foods  that act as anti inflammatory

  • Hickory nuts
  • Pecans
  • Eggs
  • Edamame
  • Wild Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed oil

Foods to avoid

  • Crackers
  • Creamers which are non dairy
  • Cake frosting
  • Margarine
  • Pie Crust
  • Foods that are deep fried

To avoid inflammation you must refrain from eating foods that are processed, these foods can raise the level of cholesterol in the body which can cause inflammation  thus causing damage to the heart.

Original Article Source: Family Life Goals