Celilo Health Tag Archive: cholesterol

health risks and benefits of statin drugs

health risks and benefits of statin drugs

I don't mean to pick on statins. There's just so much about them in the news right now. A colleague pointed me to an excellent website that puts findings about prescription drugs into perspective. And I think it's important information to share. Most studies showing...

are statins’ benefits worth their risks?

are statins’ benefits worth their risks?

The cholesterol-lowering statins drugs are among the most widely prescribed. By lowering cholesterol, proponents say, drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor help reduce the risk of killer strokes and heart disease. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal...