Dr. McDougall’s Response to the NEJM Statin Study

I’m getting a bit tired of discussing economics (amazingly) and bailouts – and conceded for now that our government will spend us into oblivion. Therefore, I thought I would bring an interesting health topic to you. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a health article but I thought this rebuttal from Dr. John McDougall, an advocate of a vegan lifestyle, to a statin study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was most interesting.

McDougall Response

In this article, he argues that the sample group was loaded in a way to make the study go well for the testers. The issue is, if this study is widely accepted, it could lead to a financial windfall for the maker of Crestor (AstraZenica) and for the doctor who led the study (he has a financial interest in this). Read the article and the referenced study and let me know your thoughts.

Chris Grande