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Testosterone Prevents Heart Disease

The latest study on Testosterone reducing mortality from heart disease comes from an abstract presented at the 2011 Society for Endocrinology meeting.(30,31) (LINK)
The authors found a 2% per year annual reduction in mortality with testosterone treatment in a group of diabetic men with low testosterone.  Compare this 2% reduction with the 0.6 % annual mortality reduction in best case scenario statin trials of secondary prevention.   Testosterone is a far better treatment option with none of the adverse effects of statin drugs.

Estrogen in Menopausal Women Prevents Heart Disease and Reduces All Cause Mortality
(32-36)

The 11 year follow up the the second arm of the WHI (Women's Health Initiative Data was published in JAMA and Lancet Oncology (32-36) showing that the Estrogen Treatment in the 50-59 year age group had a 40 % reduction in all-cause mortality, a 46% reduction in heart attacks, and a 23 % reduction in breast cancer.(32-36).  Here is the DATA PAGE for the 2011 JAMA report on the WHI second arm.

This study showed a reduction in heart disease and all cause mortality in women, a result exceeding any previous statin drug trials in women.  This is strong evidence that estrogen replacement in menopausal women is a far more effective and healthier intervention than is the use of a statin drug in women.

Diet and Lifestyle Modification

Coronary heart disease is a diet and lifestyle disease. Yes, of course, there are underlying genetic predispositions in some patients, however,  diet and lifestyle represents by far the largest etiologic factor which can be modified with striking benefits.


This is further discussed in my previous articles found here:

Track Your Plaque Program - William Davis MD

Track Your Plaque -How to Reverse Heart Disease with the Coronary Calcium Score, the William Davis MD Program 

Track Your Plaque, Heart Disease Prevention Part Two

Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease, Part Three

Thyroid Prevents Heart Disease -Hunt Study
Low thyroid is a high risk factor for heart disease.


Linus Pauling Protocol

Heart Disease, Ascorbate, Lysine and Linus Pauling
The Linus Pauling Protocol for prevention of heart disease.

A Choirboy for Cholesterol Turns Disbeliever


Reversing Heart Disease without Drugs


More articles with related interest:

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women, Just Say No 
Women don't benefit from statin drugs and here's why.

A Choirboy for Cholesterol Turns Disbeliever
Steven Sinatra MD discusses why he turned against statin drugs.
 
Cardiac Stent, Angioplasty, Bypass
29 studies show that procedures have No Benefit when compared to conventional heart drug treatments.
 
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs for the Elderly, a Very Bad Idea
Elderly have improved survival with higher vholesterol, not lower.

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology
A closer look at the Jarvik ads for Lipitor.


Jeffrey Dach MD
 
Links and References

1) www.cmaj.ca/content/173/10/1207.2.full
Letters Questioning the benefits of statins
Eddie Vos*, Colin P. Rose" + Author Affiliations *Sutton, Que.; "Cardiologist, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

2) archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/171/17/1594

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Jeffrey Dach MD is a physician and author of two books, Natural Medicine 101, and Bioidentical Hormones 101, both available on Amazon, or as a free e-book on his web sites. Dr. Dach is founder and chief medical officer of TrueMedMD, a clinic in (more...)
 

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