FMTV - Statin Nation

Statin Nation

Runtime: 63m | Release date: 2012

We are told that cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. At least 40 million people are currently taking cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, and millions more people are avoiding foods that contain saturated fat and cholesterol.

The basic idea is that dietary saturated fat raises cholesterol levels, and these two substances somehow clog-up our arteries, causing a heart attack. This idea is often referred to as the diet-heart hypothesis.

However, a number of doctors and researchers have been challenging this hypothesis for decades, and the latest heart disease statistics reveal some alarming facts such as:

  • People with high cholesterol tend to live longer
  • People with heart disease tend to have low levels of cholesterol
  • Cholesterol-lowering of a population does not reduce the rate of heart disease

In addition, despite their widespread use and description as “wonder drugs”, statin medications do not extend life for the majority of people who take them.

Cholesterol-lowering has become a huge global industry, generating at least $29 billion each year. Have the facts about heart disease, cholesterol and cholesterol medications been distorted by pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers keen to increase their profits?

If the focus on cholesterol has been a mistake, then the greatest cost is associated with the lost opportunity to tackle heart disease.

Dr. Peter Langsjoen
Dr. Paul J. Rosch
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
Dr. Uffe Ravnskov
Dr. John Abramson
Dr. Katherine Farady
Dr. Rajendra Sharma
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Barry Groves
Prof. Kausik Ray
Tony Wood
Pamela Sharp


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maria dyment | 3 months, 1 week ago
Omg!!! Great information. Thank you...
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 months ago
You're welcome, Maria! 🌸 ~ Iris
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Chels B | 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Eye-opening documentary, I know my one of my family member who definitely need to watch it!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Glad to hear you loved this documentary, Chels! 🌸 ~ Iris
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Zita Kalman | 1 year, 1 month ago
This is a great movie that shows how big pharma sacrifice human lives for profit. Would highly recommend to everyone as a must-watch but most of all to those who were prescribed statins or have loved ones around them on statins. Don't let them kill you too.
I loved Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's words cloding this movie: "...... Your body knows what it's doing. Whatever level of cholesterol you have in your bloodstream at the moment is the right level for you. Don't mess around with it."
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year, 1 month ago
Happy to hear you loved the film, Zita and thanks so much for sharing your insights! :) ~ Iris
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Vernell Dees | 1 year, 2 months ago
Great film, very informative. Thank you for doing what you can to disseminate this information to people. A lot more people need to see it and be made aware. I personally left 4 doctors in 5 years because they were trying to get me to take those drugs and I didn't want to- knew a more natural way to lower my cholesterol. This was happening BEFORE I found out that some doctors are being reimbursed to write these scripts. When I went back to check, I found out that all of those doctors I left were on the list for being reimbursed. For me, the question became, "If the liver is making cholesterol for the body to use, why are we trying to get rid of it?" I've come to believe that we experience side effects from drugs because many times, the drugs manipulate processes in our bodies to allow them to work that our bodies were created to do naturally.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year, 2 months ago
Hi Vernell, thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on this topic and for sharing your story :) We wish you the very best on your journey ahead! :)~ Iris
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Sieglinde Kinser | 1 year, 3 months ago
Wont to watch this one again. They are still trying to talk me into getting back on these meds.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year, 3 months ago
Hope you'll find this film helpful in your journey to healing, Sieglinde! All the best! ❤ ~ Iris