Statins can cause muscle DAMAGE: New storm over statins as experts fight over the benefits

Statins can cause muscle DAMAGE: New storm over statins as experts fight over the benefits
 

The research said that for most the drugs only slightly reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. 
Dr John Abramson, a specialist in healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, reviewed a study originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
He found 217 patients would need to take the drug to prevent one non-fatal heart attack while 313 people would need treatment with statins to prevent one non-fatal stroke. 
He also reported that at least one in 21 statin users suffers muscle damage and one in 204 developed diabetes which, along with muscle pain, has been... read more

 
14 November 2017 in Health, Views: 33
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