Jul
28

Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer’s Dementia

Insulin Resistance and Alzheimer's Dementia by: Neal Rouzier, MD At Hormones and Beyond 2020, I addressed the effect that Insulin Resistance had on the risk and progression of cancer. Last year, at Hormones and Beyond Jason Fung presented his latest book on cancer with a focus on preventing and treating IR via fasting. Although 90%
By Neal Rouzier | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . Dementia . Diabetes
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Jul
22

LDL Cholesterol: Is It Responsible for CVD and are Statins the Solution?

LDL Cholesterol: Is It Responsible for CVD and are Statins the Solution? by Krista Russ Statins have long been the gold standard for treating high cholesterol since 1987, over thirty years ago, when the first ever statin, lovastatin, was introduced for commercial use in the United States (1). One would think with the introduction of
By Krista Russ | Academic Summit 2022 . Blog . CVD . Disease
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Sep
27

How to Protect Against Collateral Damage

We continue to prescribe medicines that make IR, DM, CVD, and cancer worse, but we ignore the harm due to the therapeutic illusion that the benefits outweigh the risks. Yet we continue to ignore the plethora of data and studies demonstrating how to avoid these risks and protect against DM, CVD, and cancer.

By Neal Rouzier | Blog . CVD
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Sep
23

PCSK-9 Inhibitors : Another Therapeutic Illusion

Recently, a new cholesterol lowering drug was approved in the U.K. The press-release heralded Inclisiran, simply another PCSK-9 inhibitor, to be a game changer as it will save thousands of lives by lowering cholesterol. No, there are no outcome studies yet, only studies that demonstrate it lowers serum cholesterol 50% more than statins alone. The authors assume and extrapolate that lowering LDL cholesterol with this drug will result in thousands of lives saved. That is termed therapeutic illusion.

By Neal Rouzier | Blog . CVD
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Jul
14

The CVD and Cancer Insanity Cycle: What Should we do if What we are Doing Isn’t Working?

As clinicians we try to be problem solvers. It is part of our training, try to figure out what’s wrong, and then to fix it. Problem solved. However, what should we do if what we are doing isn’t working? Keep doing the same thing? What if the patient does not get better? What if the patient doesn’t feel better? What if the incidence of CVD continues to increase despite all the medications we prescribe? What if the incidence of cancer continues to increase even though cancer treatments themselves once you get cancer have improved? It is often said that insanity is doing the same experiment over and over again expecting to see and hoping to see different results.

By Neal Rouzier | Blog . Cancer . CVD
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