In the seventh part of his interview for You must be nuts!, Justin Smith, Producer/Director of the documentary Statin Nation considers whether a low fat diet and statin drugs could cause Alzheimer’s/dementia.
Dr Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, talks about the connection between statin drugs and dementia.
In December 2009, Dr Seneff wrote a paper entitled APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins may Cause Alzheimer’s . A revised version of the paper, co-authored with Dr Glyn Wainwright and Dr Luca Masatelli, was published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine in December 2010 with the title Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: The detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet.
In the third part of his interview for You must be nuts!, Patrick Holford (CEO of the Food for the Brain Foundation) explains what he thinks the impact will be of using statins to treat dementia.
From now on, we intend to publish an interview segment each day until they are all published – that should take us until early April.
As some leading doctors in the UK are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statin drugs, we thought we would publish the segments of the interviews for You must be nuts! where our interviewees talked about statin drugs. In the fourth part of our interview with medical journalist, Jerome Burne, he draws attention to the increased risk of diabetes from taking statin drugs and the implications for dementia.
In the first part of his interview for You must be nuts!, Paul Burstow MP, former UK Health Minister for Care Services, with responsibility for dementia policy, explains how he became interested in dementia.
Dr Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, explains how she came to start researching the link between nutrition and Alzheimer’s/dementia. This interview was filmed by Enrique Nicanor.
In this second part of our interview with medical journalist Jerome Burne, he explains why coconut oil could ease Alzheimer’s. Here is the article he wrote for the UK Daily Mail about this: Can coconut oil ease Alzheimer’s? Families who’ve given it to loved ones swear by it . The article was published on 8 January 2013.
In this first part of our interview with medical journalist Jerome Burne, he explains how he had heard about ketones and the benefits for the metabolism at a lecture by Professor Kieran Clarke of Oxford University. Here is the article he wrote for the UK Daily Mail based on that news: Could this elixir hold the key to weight loss?
In the second part of our interview with Justin Smith, he explains his reference at the end of part 1 to “the consistent misinformation about what constitutes a healthy diet”.
This is the first part of our interview with Justin Smith, Producer/Director of the investigative documentary Statin Nation. In it, he explains the background to his decision to make Statin Nation.
Since we filmed the interview, with the backing of a crowd-funding campaign which reached its initial target in record time, Justin has started to make Statin Nation II.
A few days ago, he published the first intro clip from Statin Nation II, which looks at the new cholesterol guidelines introduced in the US last month.
Apparently, these new guidelines are set to double the number of people taking statin medications.
The crowd-funding campaign to finance Statin Nation II is now close to its second target. If you want to see the rewards on offer and contribute to the crowd-funding campaign, visit the Statin Nation II web page.
Coming soon: Part 2 of our interview with Justin Smith, in which he explains why he thinks that there has been ‘consistent misinformation about what constitutes healthy eating’.