Reality Check: Who should take statins?

Reality Check: Who should take statins?
 

Should you be taking statins? Research from Harvard University suggests "almost all" men over 60 and women over 75 should be doing so in order to help prevent heart attack and stroke.
But the Royal College of GPs has raised the alarm saying this could lead to some older people being prescribed the drug unnecessarily. Its chairwoman, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard said: "It is not clear that every 60-year-old man or 75-year-old woman is going to benefit from statin therapy."
What are statins? Statins are a group of drugs designed to lower harmful cholesterol in the blood.... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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