A Whopper and Fries, With a Side of Statins and FlourideMonday, August 16, 2010
No joke – doctors are acknowledging that giving away statins, free of charge, along with that non-food known as fast food, could be a great idea.
In a paper published in the American Journal of Cardiology, Dr Darrel Francis and colleagues calculate that the reduction in cardiovascular risk offered by a statin is enough to offset the increase in heart attack risk from eating a cheeseburger and a milkshake.
…”When people engage in risky behaviours like driving or smoking, they’re encouraged to take measures that minimise their risk, like wearing a seatbelt or choosing cigarettes with filters. Taking a statin is a rational way of lowering some of the risks of eating a fatty meal.”
There’s been some strong evidence that there is an epidemic of asininity within the medical establishment. Perhaps Big Pharma has a drug for that?
Then we have the government’s flouride pushers. If you think that only tin-foil hat-wearing conspiracy kooks evoke the flouride issue from the depths of their conspiracy-laden souls, think again. The Ohio Department of Health has announced it will “help eradicate dental disease” by pushing a flouride mouthrinse program in the public school prisons.
The Ohio Department of Health’s school-based fluoride mouthrinse program will be reinstated for the upcoming school year.
The health department suspended the program last year after state representatives passed a bill that required any prescription medications given to students in school to be administered by health professionals. Gov. Ted Strickland signed legislation in May that made an exemption for fluoride mouthrinse.
…Schools will allot 5 minutes each week to passing out cups of fluoride solution to students, swishing the fluid and disposing of garbage
The article goes on to talk about communities that don’t have flouridated water, and their increase in … cavities? So now we have the “War on Cavities?” Does that come before or after the war on terror and the war on obesity? Thanks to Travis Holte for the flouride story.