Below is an important, up to date review of the effects of statins, by an eminent, world renown cardiologist. Even if you aren’t involved with such health issues, you may know some friend or relative that would profit by his recommendations.
Dr. Arthur Agatston, Is also The Author of the best seller The South Beach Diet
In an article in Every Day Health Dr Agaston reviews the Statins situation. His main concern is prescribing Statins to patients who don’t need them. You can review his comments by clicking here.
His conclusion is that:
“If you are already appropriately taking a statin and have been experiencing side effects, it may simply be that you need to take a break from the medication, need a dosage adjustment, or need a different statin. Don’t stop taking your statin medication, however, without talking with your doctor. Alternative treatment plans that can help you lower your cholesterol without side effects are available.”
article source: Dr. Arthur Agatston, Special to Everyday Health http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/health-answers/adverse-effects-statins-should-you-be-concerned/?xid=aol_eh-cardio_8_20140519_&aolcat=ESR
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With the publication of The South Beach Diet, renowned Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston set out to change the way America eats. Now he has an even more ambitious goal: to change the way America lives by helping Americans become fitter as well as thinner and healthier . . . for life.
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Also included is the latest nutritional research on how specific foods high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of phytonutrients help keep you healthy; new and expanded lists of Foods to Enjoy; taste-tempting Meal Plans for phases 1 and 2; and dozens of easy-to-prepare new recipes, including Eggs Frijoles, Chock-Full-of-Veggies Chili, Roasted Tomato Soup, Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf, and South Beach Diet Tiramisu. In every chapter you’ll find inspiring success stories from real-life South Beach dieters and plenty of effective weight loss tips. And as an added bonus, Dr. Agatston answers the questions you’ve most often asked him about the diet since the original book was published.