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...
statins raise heart-disease risks

statins raise heart-disease risks

How’s this for a catch 22: Statin drugs are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the body in an effort to reduce risks from heart disease, but end up raising risks for the very condition they’re intended to prevent. New research finds the drugs speed...
statins raise heart-disease 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...