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Old 08-06-2020, 11:03 AM
 
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Considering that the study (according to that brief take-away anyway) didn't distinguish between subjects who were on statins from those who weren't, you can't make this assumption. You'd have to dig in to the details of the study design to tease this out. Yet another example of trying to support an existing bias by drawing the wrong conclusion from the wrong research.
I don't think the OP was trying to say that the study supported his/her opinion or that they were making an assumption.

My guess is that they were simply wondering if statins could have an effect and stated that they think it likely that they do. I hope they would agree that it is an exaggeration to say that every boomer they know who is on statins has experienced cognitive decline - we do have to be careful about that.

I've certainly done the same after hearing research cited. "I'll bet that it has also has to do with X."
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:24 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I don't think the OP was trying to say that the study supported his/her opinion or that they were making an assumption.

My guess is that they were simply wondering if statins could have an effect and stated that they think it likely that they do. I hope they would agree that it is an exaggeration to say that every boomer they know who is on statins has experienced cognitive decline - we do have to be careful about that.

I've certainly done the same after hearing research cited. "I'll bet that it has also has to do with X."
Some other posters might have done that, but the OP has a very obvious agenda (backed up by comments on other threads as well as replies on this one) which is why I bothered to comment. People with cherished agendas are always searching for more ammunition. Even if it backfires.

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Old 08-07-2020, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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Of course they're experiencing cognitive decline. The oldest ones are 73. That's kinda when memory loss starts to hit.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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They have been trying to sell that line for years that "social isolation" causes health issues. This is laughable. It is only recently that we had the opportunity to meeting a lot of people. Up until about 1950 if you had 2 or 3 friends that you wrote too (taking weeks) you considered yourself lucky.

There is no way it would have any effect on longevity.

But "social isolation" does hurt something... the economy. So they try to tell you that you will die if you don't go out to eat. Laughable.
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No, I do not, and my sisters do not. Maybe, just maybe, your own cognitive dysfunction is messing with your view of other people? Just maybe... think about it. You are obviously quite set in your thought patterns, but maybe you can change them if you give it more thought and let new ideas settle into your brain for a while.

I don't either. And even on 20 mg/day simvastatin, I can say I operate on such a high functioning level now, that if I were to stop taking it, I'd be so smart and such a go-getter I'd scare myself, LOL.
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:02 PM
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Location: Dessert
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We all experience cognitive decline, starting around age 19 or so. We were not designed to live to 60 or above. Throughout most of human history until the last few centuries, most of us died by age 30.
We read that life expectancy was in the 30s, but that reflects a high infant mortality rate, and youthful deaths due to illness and accidents. People who died of natural causes were probably over 60.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:24 PM
 
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It could be a correlation not a cause and effect. Or, not. Only studies would tell.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:59 PM
 
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Of course they're experiencing cognitive decline. The oldest ones are 73. That's kinda when memory loss starts to hit.
The oldest ones are apparently doing better than the younger ones, if you read the article.
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Boomers have higher rates of obesity and are far less active than previous generations. excess weight and lack of physical exercise negatively impact the brain! how and why excess fat and low physical fitness impact the brain is pretty obvious even to a layman like me.
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0803092125.htm



IMHO, the answer is Statins. Every boomer I know on statins is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8-T...&pbjreload=101
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I could post these all day.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzTjPuikhQE&t=4s
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