Statins and Cancer – The Hidden Story
An article by Brian S. Peskin, with David Sim, MD and Amid Habib, MD
As early as the late 1990s, almost half of all Americans and Europeans died of heart disease. By 2010, virtually all Americans are predicted to die either of heart disease or cancer. Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD), a “clogging” of the arteries, became the number one killer of Americans in 2006, with cancer a close second. Now, in spite of widespread use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, heart disease remains the top killer in Western countries as well as in the Middle East.