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Posted August 18, 2013: by Bill Sardi
How about these numbers?
In fact, the nation’s financial numbers are a fabrication.
Economist John Williams of ShadowStats.com, who has been following the fables government creates for some time now, claims if the government calculated unemployment and inflation according to the way it did in 1980, the real numbers would be 23% unemployment; 9.6% annual rate of inflation; and the actual Gross Domestic Product is in decline. In fact, the US Commerce Department just adding something called “intangibles” (book writing, research and development) to the US GDP, which instantly boosts GDP by $400 billion out of a $16 trillion economy.
How about those health numbers?
Regarding high blood pressure number, University of California at Los Angeles researchers report that many adults are needlessly placed on blood pressure lowering drugs without adjustment for their age. An increased risk of dying from stroke or heart attack isn’t apparent till the first number (systolic pressure) reaches 148 for males and 158 for females 55—64 years of age. For adults age 65—74, the figures rise to 159 for males and 167 for females. [Lancet 355: 175—80, 2000] UCLA researchers conclusively show about 30% of adults age 56-64 are inappropriately treated for high blood pressure they simply don’t have. There is simply no benefit in reducing systolic blood pressure from 160 to 140.
As for total cholesterol, one convincing study showed that men with the lowest total cholesterol were at increased risk for death. In adults over age 85, high total cholesterol is associated with greater longevity. Even Mayo Clinic doctors confirm too-low total cholesterol increases the risk for cancer and mental depression.
Regarding the health numbers, the federal government doesn’t directly fabricate them, but does use their position as public health officials to give these numbers credibility they don’t deserve. ©2013 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.
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