Broken Science: Is Long-Term Statin Use Accelerating Heart Failure? w/ Emily Kaplan – Ask Dr. Drew
Though statins have been used for decades to fight heart disease, new research suggests an opposite effect: long-term statin use could actually be accelerating heart failure.
“Statins impair the production of vitamin K, an essential vitamin in managing calcification,” reports The Epoch Times. “The researchers conclude statin side effects, including statin cardiomyopathy, ‘are far more common than previously published…’”
Emily Kaplan has spent over 17 years as an investigative journalist covering topics including violent crime, technology, and health. She has written and produced for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Daily Beast, New York Daily News, 20/20, Primetime, and Good Morning America. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Psychology from Smith College and a Master’s in Journalism from the Northwestern Medill School. Emily is a cofounder of The Broken Science Initiative, whose mission is to help “identify and object to the tyranny of bad science” in a world where “consensus has replaced predictive value in academic science, definitions have become subjective, and replication is no longer a requirement.”