Colin Baigent: Wider statin use saves lives
Prof Colin Baigent discusses how the benefits outweigh the hazards of Cholesterol-lowering drugs.
The largest and most reliable study ever to examine the effect of statins has found them to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and premature deaths among a wide range of apparently healthy people. The benefits greatly exceed any known risks associated with taking these drugs.
Read more in this BBC News article: NHS 'should consider giving statins to healthy people'
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