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Damning bloodpressure/cholesterol study for diabetics
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betaquartz posted:
The link is to an Early show coverage of a recent study involving more than 5000 diabetics with blood pressure and cholesterol problems. It concludes that most of the medicines do not do much good, and in gender cases for females may do harm. I think this bears further investigation by the members here. Their main recommendation is life style and diet changes. mmmmm-Thank you Dr D!!
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xring responded:
Betaquartz, thanks for that link.

It's reassuring to read such enlightening information several months before it is made available to the general public.

Although it's not news to me, I hope everyone else here takes note of it.

I'm halfway through a book that was published in 2005 - "Selling Sickness" (written by pharmaceutical policy researchers) that describes this very topic.

I've also found this information in "Overdosed America" by John Abramson, M.D. published in 2004 where he explains how clinical trials to approve drugs are conducted and the financial ties between pharmaceutical companies and doctors and the way clinical research to approve drugs is funded by drug companies.

This makes it quite clear why we are told to take drugs to "protect" us, then years later are told the drugs are not protecting us from anything and are actually hurting us.


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