Cholesterol pill cancer warning
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Natural tan or fake tan? Plastic surgery or push-up bra? There are always careful considerations to be made when it comes to health and beauty but would you take a dangerous pill as a quick fix solution when there’s a natural alternative?
Doctors warned last night that along with other types of medicine, cholesterol-lowering drug Inegy could cause cancer. The medicine has been prescribed to over 300,000 sufferers on the NHS in the past two years.
Alarming new research revealed that the pill "increases risk of cancer by 50%". A study published in an American medical journal showed 105 cases of cancer in patients taking Inegy compared to only 70 taking a dummy pill.
Shockingly, the effectiveness of the drug has even been called into question! The study found that Inegy actually has little benefit against heart attacks and certain types of heart disease.
These findings have lead a University Professor in Austria to say he is “not sure that the safety is proven” and “wouldn’t take the drug” himself.
Those of you who are worried about cholesterol and heart-health should check out Closer's low cholesterol diet, which is packed with foods containing good cholesterol to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of heart disease, the natural way.
We at Closer believe in doing things without having to worry about nasty side effects, wherever possible, so head to www.closerdiets.com for further information.
If you are already taking the medicine and have any worries about side effects or any other aspects you should discuss this with your GP.