Federal Government Wants a Million More Hearts To Keep Beating To
Gain Votes, Not Save Lives
by Bill Sardi: Derelict
FDA Uses Propaganda Books, Insiders, To Defend Agency That Continues
To Cause Needless Harm and Death
In the ramp-up
to re-elect the incumbent President, The Centers For Disease Control
wants to keep one-million more hearts beating over the next five
years. The impetus for the timing of this program is the upcoming
Presidential election, not the 800,000 lives needlessly lost due
to mortal heart attacks.
In an obvious
political move – complimentary comments about "The First Lady’s
‘Let’s Move’ campaign" are included in the background paper
that explains the program – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
has launched a "million
hearts" initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and
strokes over the next 5 years.
Just like the
government’s 5-A-Day campaign to encourage consumption of more fruits
and vegetables did not reduce mortality rates for cancer or heart
disease, this program is designed to gain votes, not save lives.
is likely to run up the bill on Medicare as it facilitates greater
entry of more at-risk adults into screening, treatment and medication
programs that have not resulted in reduced mortality rates and have
only served as a distraction to the population at large over the
primary cause of heart disease. In other words, it is a money-grab
by the medical-industrial complex at a time when healthcare dollars
are in short supply.
The CDC takes
great pride in declaring government-sponsored health programs have
resulted in a 50% decline in U.S. mortality due to heart attacks
between 1980 and 2000. But the U.S. would be better to figure out
how the Japanese and the French have a far lower mortality rate
than the U.S. despite higher cholesterol numbers in those populations.
number of false assumptions, health authorities claim better treatment
rather than prevention led to a sharp decline in the age-adjusted
death rate for coronary heart disease during the period 1980 to
2000, plunging from 542.9 to 266.8 deaths per 100,000 population
among men and from 263.3 to 134.4 deaths per 100,000 population
among women, which resulted in 341,745
fewer deaths from coronary heart disease in 2000.
bypass surgery and statin drugs contribute
only mildly to the reduction in coronary artery disease mortality
experienced since 1980.
measures mentioned in the plan are cholesterol reduction campaigns
and broader use of aspirin. However, an analysis of the top ten
largest studies reveals cholesterol
reduction does not significantly lower coronary artery disease mortality
simply isn’t working because baby aspirin tablets (81 mg) which
most people are advised to take are not strong enough to prevent
blood clots in coronary arteries and full-strength aspirin tablets
(325 mg) induce gastric bleeding and result in thousands of needless
deaths per year.
in the "Million Hearts" program is to waive co-payments
for preventive exams (these essentially represent scouting missions
by doctors to find more disease to treat, not true disease prevention)
and to conduct more smoking cessation and cholesterol-reduction
programs, which are not likely to be productive.
Hearts" campaign is part of the Administration’s plan to shift
32 million more uninsured Americans to a government insurance program.
The only way to accomplish this is to nationalize healthcare and
bring all healthy people into the insurance pool. This is a colossal
effort to rescue Medicare at least temporarily from insolvency.
It is a bonanza for doctors and hospitals. The treatment pool will
Hearts" campaign really falls flat when it describes what will
be futile efforts to reduce salt and trans fats (hydrogenated fats)
intake in the American diet.
its working paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine
says "since most dietary sodium comes from processed and restaurant
foods," government agencies will propose school-food standards
to limit salt intake. What? Since when are school kids at risk for
heart attacks? Sodium
reduction will only marginally reduce the death rate for heart attacks.
In Japan, the
country with the lowest death rate for coronary heart disease, sodium
intake far exceeds that of the U.S.
Hearts" program goes on to say it will chide Americans to replace
trans fats with "heart healthy oils." But how so? Most
of these bad oils are planted in processed foods, many which are
unlabelled in restaurants. Hydrogenated fats may increase levels
of circulating cholesterol, but cholesterol is not the primary factor
that is responsible for sudden mortal heart attacks, calcium is
health authorities need do is study heart wellness, not heart disease.
They will see that traditional diets do more to promote heart health
than any medicines. Just take a gander in the chart below at how
poorly the U.S. compares to France and Japan for risk of heart disease.
continues to maintain calcium is the primary culprit in arterial
disease. Let’s examine eight lines of evidence for this claim:
1. See the
chart below which shows the coronary artery disease mortality rate
The rate of
coronary artery disease mortality in Japan and France is less than
100 per 100,000 versus the current US rate of about 240 per 100,000.
The death rate from coronary artery disease is much higher in dairy-producing
nations (Scandinavia, US, Canada, New Zealand) than other countries.
of calcium-rich dairy is very low in Japan compared to other
developed nations. Chart Source: National
Library of Medicine
2. The annual
death rate from coronary heart disease is largely determined by
the ratio of calcium
over magnesium in the diet.
3. The risk
for a mortal heart attack is magnanimously predicted
by the arterial calcium score (CAT-scan with calcium arterial
measurement). There is almost a 24-fold increased risk for death
with increasing calcification of arteries. The death rate is almost
zero for those individuals with calcium arterial scores below 10.
A calcium analysis of coronary arteries is now considered the best
test to determine risk for a heart attack.
4. The death
rate of females from heart disease dramatically increases with the
onset of menopause and the loss
of calcium from bones and deposition in arteries.
5. If calcium
is the primary cause of age-related coronary heart disease, and
mortality rates dropped in the past few decades, then did consumption
of calcium-rich dairy products decline at the same time? Total
milk consumption declined considerably in recent decades. US
consumption is down 21.5% since 1975.
in milk consumption with a parallel increased in sugar soft drink
consumption over the same time, which gave rise to diabetes
while coronary heart disease declined.
7. We find
that those adults who consume more vitamin K-rich foods exhibit
a lower risk for fatal coronary heart disease. Vitamin
K (phylloquinone) is an anti-calcifying agent.
supplementation among menopausal females actually increases arterial
stiffening and the risk for a mortal heart attack.
eight lines of evidence here that calcium, not cholesterol, is the
primary cause of coronary artery disease and related mortality.
not forget that two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling wrote
a book entitled Vitamin
C And The Common Cold in 1970 and the intake of vitamin
C increased 300% and mortality from heart disease declined by 30%.
What does all
this mean? It means public health authorities are misleading the
masses, taking credit for saving lives when no credit is deserved,
and hiding the primary cause of heart disease so as to maintain
a large pool of patients to treat. The public is being gamed. True
prevention – where there is no disease to treat – is a charade.
American medicine is solely fixated on treatment after disease is
detected, not in eliminating the occurrence of disease altogether.
That the dreaded health problem of a mortal heart attack is now
being exploited to get a President re-elected speaks for racketeering
between modern medicine and reigning political parties.
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