Dr. Green’s website currently warns against statins. Below is cut and pasted from his website:
WARNING: LIVER DAMAGE DUE TO STATINS;
IN MY OBSERVATION, THE MEDICAL LITERATURE UNDERESTIMATES THE RISK OF STATIN LIVER DISEASE BY ABOUT 100 FOLD.
The risk is dose related. It results in Insulin Resistance. At this time, not clear if liver damage is irreversible or slowly improves. I appear to be the only physician aware of this serious danger. The liver disease presents as a sharp rise in insulin and Insulin resistance. 99% of physicians never measure insulin so they never notice the liver damage. The liver damage may or may not be associated with small increase in liver enzymes. The small rise in liver enzymes is not enough to qualify as liver disease. Insulin resistance is very serious as high Insulin causes high TOR and high TOR accelerates Aging and Age-related disease. THIS IS AN IATROGENIC DISEASE AND CAUSED BY the MISGUIDED ATTEMPT TO DRIVE LDL TO LEVELS BELOW 100.
STATINS FREQUENTLY CAUSE MUSCLE CRAMPS. THIS IS NOT SERIOUS BECAUSE PEOPLE NOTICE THE EFFECT AND STOP THE STATINS BEFORE THERE IS ANY PERMANENT DAMAGE.
THE LIVER DAMAGE IS SILENT AND MAY BE IRREVERSIBLE. RECENTLY, I NOTED A PATIENT WITH AN UNEXPLAIN RISE IN INSULIN RESISTANCE. IT BECAME APPARENT It was causedby HIGH DOSE STATIN. ONCE I WAS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, I BEGAN TO NOTICE IT WITH ALARMING FREQUENCY.
IN ORDER TO NOTICE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING Sequence of EVENTS:
I SEE the PATIENT AND THEY HAVE EXCELLENT INSULIN SENSITIVITY.
AFTER I SEE PATIENT, THEY SEE ANOTHER PHYSICIAN WHO STARTS them ON HIGH DOSE STATIN.
A FEW MONTHS LATER, I GET A FOLLOW-UP INSULIN. I NOTICE THERE HAS BEEN A SHARP RISE IN FASTING INSULIN, IN A FEW MONTHS, THEY HAVE GONE FROM HEALTHY TO UNHEALTHY, WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE.
IATROGENIC DISEASES ARE NOT ON THE LIST OF PROPER DIAGNOSES.
My awareness of this very dangerous risk is new; hence the WARNING.
Update: I am NOT first person to notice this condition
“Statins are associated with Increased Insulin Resistance and Secretion”. Abbasi, August 26, 2021.
Conclusion: 'In individuals without type 2 diabetes, high-intensity atorvastatin for 10 weeks increases insulin resistance and insulin secretion"
“Break Glass, Sound Alarm”