By: Joe Graedon April 20, 2017 14 Comments
    Statins and ALS: Is There a Connection?

    One of the most tragic diseases of mankind is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is a mystery disease in that we do not know what causes it and we do not…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2015 3 Comments
    Formaldehyde Exposure May Boost Risk of ALS

    Epidemiologists reviewing occupations and the risk of disease got a surprise: Morticians appear to be at much higher risk of developing a rare but devastating neurological condition called amyotrophic…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2014 2 Comments
    957 Help and Hope for ALS

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is better known as Lou …

    By: Joe Graedon February 6, 2014 217 Comments
    Statins & Irreversible Muscle Damage, ALS-L…

    For decades we have been receiving messages from people who have experienced devastating and debilitating muscle damage from their use of drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and …

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2013 31 Comments
    Did Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Trigger Lou Gehrig…

    Q. At age 80 my father in-law was told he had to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) because his cholesterol was 212. (200 is the recommended max.) He took it for one year. He started to get weakness in his r…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2012 16 Comments
    Did Cholesterol Drug Trigger ALS?

    Q. My wife took Lipitor to lower her cholesterol. When her legs began to hurt, she quit taking it. She still couldn't ride the mower, one of her pleasures. She was diagnosed with ALS and passed away l…

    By: Terry Graedon July 25, 2011 21 Comments
    Statin Connection with ALS?

    Q. My father was prescribed simvastatin (Zocor) and fenofibrate (Tricor) for high cholesterol. Within months his speech started to slur and he began to have trouble swallowing. His doctor sent him to …

    By: Terry Graedon September 7, 2009 13 Comments
    Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Lou Gehrig’…

    Q. My husband started on lovastatin for high cholesterol and soon began to notice weakness in his right arm. This weakness progressed so he saw his doctor, thinking he had a pinched nerve. He was refe…

    By: Joe Graedon July 31, 2009 626 Comments
    Statins and ALS-Like Syndrome

    We can think of few diseases that are more dreadful than ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Losing muscle control to the point of total paralysis takes an incredible toll on the patient and the family. We sp…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2009 64 Comments
    What Is the Link between Statins and ALS?

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a devastating neurological disease that is ultimately fatal. Also know as Lou Gehrig's disease, it leads to loss of muscle control. People eventually lose the a…

    By: Joe Graedon November 12, 2007 26 Comments
    Statins And Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

    Q. My mother was on Lipitor for less than two years when she developed muscle weakness and started having trouble speaking. She was initially diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis and told to conti…

    By: Terry Graedon August 6, 2007 44 Comments
    Are Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Lou Gehrig’…

    Q. I have been fascinated with letters from people reporting that Lipitor weakened their muscles. I believe Lipitor triggered my ALS. Until last month, my doctors wouldn’t listen to me, but then…