No, its not the America I once knew when we were free from corporations forcing junk drugs down our throats. And its time to win America back with tough laws against scaremongering prescription drug promotion.View Thread
Scaremongering is what statin proponents are most guilty of in trying to promote their products. Frightening healthy people into buying a drug to treat a disease they don't have. Its shameful, and in my opinion it's criminal.
Quite frankly I am sick of the scaremongering used to sell these and other drugs. This forum has turned into a advertisement for statin drugs.
The overriding problem is competition for the almighty dollar. That's what its all about. Competition for consumer dollars.
"Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels."
I Certainly don't agree with fast food. In fact I avoid it at all costs. There is a strong association in consumer's minds with fast food and heart disease, but truth be known, the state with the highest per capita spending on fast food has one of the lowest death rates from heart disease. Its a troubling statistic for me.
I find the areas where heart disease is at its worst, the diet contains high amounts of flour and sugar. They eat many of the same foods I do, (Chicken, fish, and beef.) The difference being they elect to coat everything in batter made from wheat flour. Next they add a flour biscuit, then a dessert which amounts to more flour and sugar.
Wheat flour tends to dominate diets in these areas of the US hardest hit from heart disease.
Demonizing cholesterol is crazy profitable, and there is no shortage of articles painting a dark image of cholesterol.
Scare tactics of "Cholesterol spreading cancer in the body" is enough to make anyone rush out for a prescription. But cholesterol is vital to the development of all healthy cells. Without cholesterol we could not live. Human life would cease to exist.
Wisdom, coupled with education in human physiology is key to developing the insight needed to spot when claims lead consumers astray.