New Study: Taking Statins to Prevent Heart Disease May Shorten the Lives of People over 65

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) offers no benefits for people over 65 who do not already have heart disease, a new intervention study finds (http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2628971?). In fact, it looks like taking statins may even shorten their lives! The excessive prescription of statins is certainly an extremely good example of where the medical profession can cause more harm than good. Treatment recommendations should be individualized for this population.

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New Study: Taking Statins to Prevent Heart Disease May Shorten the Lives of People over 65 - Diet Doctor

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) offers no benefits for people over 65 who do not already have heart disease, a new intervention study finds. In fact, it looks like taking statins may even shorten their lives! Here’s an interesting comment on the study from Dr. Ross Walker: The first line of the Hippocratic Oath states, “First,...

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