The End of Illness Review by Dr David Agus
Dr. David Agus, an innovator in modern medicine and the author of the bestseller The End of Illness has been called the rock star of science and questioned whether Antioxidants Cause Cancer in the first segment of Doctor Oz. He helped to develop technology that can analyze your body’s most intricate inner workings with just a single drop of blood.
Dr Oz: Alzheimer’s Cure Discovered in the Next Decade!
Dr. Agus doesn’t think we are all that far away from discovering the fountain of youth and even says he believes within the next decade a disease like Alzheimer’s will be a thing of the past. With experiments now, it is already being reduced in mice.
Dr David Agus Fountain of Youth: Statin Drugs
Dr. David Agus argues that the fountain of youth can be achieved by everyone over the age of 40 by taking statin drugs – those which are prescribed for people with heart disease. He points to the data which shows a decrease in heart attacks and stroke in people with normal cholesterol and increased inflammation. Statin drugs block inflammation and they work, according to the data that Dr. Agus refers to with this recommendation.
Dr Oz: Statin Drug Quiz
Should you be taking Statin Drugs? These are all questions you should ask yourself when considering a statin drug for yourself.
1. Is there a family history of heart disease?
2. Do you have a family history of cancer?
3. Are you overweight?
4. Do you smoke?
5. Do you have a history of diabetes/high blood sugar?
2/3 of Americans Die of Heart Disease & Cancer
Dr. Agus says we all need to go to our doctor and be proactively in charge of our own health and ask if we should be on a statin drug. He points to a statistic that two thirds of our country will die of heart disease and cancer, so it is important for more of us to be taking statin drugs. Dr. Agus says we need to look at our cholesterol and inflammation levels to determine whether we need to be on statin drugs, sharing he is actually taking one himself.
Dr. Oz challenged the theory of putting so many people on statin drugs as a legitimate way to the fountain of youth. Dr. David Agus wishes we could accomplish the same results without a drug, but right now this is the drug that works.
Statin Drugs Available Over The Counter?
Without health insurance, Dr. Agus says that anyone can go to a big warehouse store and pay nine dollars for a ninety day supply, making it very economical for many people.
Dr Oz: Statin Drug Side Effects
Dr. Oz is very concerned about the potential side effects and he worries we could be doing more harm than good by over prescribing these drugs.
- Muscle pain and damage
- Memory loss
- Liver toxicity
- Kidney failure
Dr. David Agus says if you experience the side effects you simply stop taking the drug. The benefits outweigh the risks according to Dr. Agus. He says the side effects are extremely rare, but the benefits are there and shares that every time you ask a patient who has advance heart disease or cancer if they wish they had been on a drug to prevent it, the answer is uniformly yes.
Dr Oz: Are Doctors Over-Prescribing Statin Drugs?
Dr. Oz fears that doctors prescribe statin drugs because they have given up on patients and their ability to make lifestyle choices and changes to improve their health on their own. Dr. David Agus agrees with Dr. Oz that the way we eat and the way we move are very important and he is not giving up on lifestyle, but he feels the use of statin drugs adds to those benefits and he wants every number possible in a person’s favor. Dr. Oz reiterated that he feels lifestyle dwarfs the use of any pill and lifestyle is the most important factor, but he does feel that statins work for some folks, but he does not feel everyone over the age of 40 should be taking them.