Interesting article, though old:
Merck & Co mentioned in the article had also been involved in Vioxx which reportedly killed ~60k humans -- about the same number that died in Vietnam War -- due to heart attacks and Merck finally pleaded guilty.
Merck's own study had pointed that this so called blockbuster drug increased chance of heart attacks FOUR FOLDS. Yet the drug was pushed. It was just a NSAID with lethal side effects. Reminds me of AVANDIA diabetic drug which killed diabetics due to heart attacks, before being pulled off the shelves. In this case GSK pleaded GUILTY.
Dr Mercola had actually issued the first public warning (as noted on his site) about Vioxx while it was still in clinical trials — a year before it became available by prescription. Man with no Nobel prize issuing first public warning about Vioxx which turned out to be prophetic??? Interesting indeed!!!
One of the professors of Dr Mercola during med days once said -- All that you are being taught will be obsolete by the time you graduate.
And some are still stuck with four decade old SFA causes CVD theory -- a FAILED theory? Not so interesting indeed!!!
This is why i try and stay clear of diabetes drugs and manage diabetes through LCHF diet! Eat more SFA and reduce carbs drastically and IGNORE the recommendations of so called AUTHORITIES. Will I be able to avoid drug lifelong? Can't say. But it's better to avoid as long as I can, even if that means avoiding for a decade or two. Already into 5th year without drugs. And, I am not alone. Millions of diabetics across the world have shunned ADA's advise and gone on LCHF diet and are better off on lower drugs.
One diabetic dies every 7 seconds and those with flashy degrees and Nobel prize are clueless:
$600+ billion industry. Why would they want a diet that cuts the size by 50%? Why would ADA want this to happen? After all, they get truckload of donations from drug companies and million dollar worth advertisements in their magazine from food and drug companies. How to keep that secure? Sell a horrible diet as healthy and balanced and sell it without any solid proof of being healthy.
Question that comes to mind after reading this article is:
Who actually is HEALTHY on the so called Healthy & Balanced Diet aka High Carb Low Fat? Humans or the balance sheet of drug, carb food industry and the various associations which get tonnes of donations from these two??? Why is industry donating to these associations? For protecting their interests??
Think, Think hard instead of glorifying and worshiping degrees, certificates and nobel prizes. Talk numbers on the ground. High Carb Low fat is a FAILED proposition -- even a layman can say that once told these figures. But, ADA is just busy pushing the same broken diet! Who cares what degrees they have. Fix the problem first and then we will worship your degrees and certificates. Baba Ramdev has no degrees or Nobel prize and yet he does things which has put him on the wrong side of certain industry.
So, talk numbers and not crow over certificates, degrees and Nobel prizes. They are of just historical value so best to be framed and put up on a wall in living room. Nothing more than that.