Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cholesterol drugs don't help 'bulk' of takers

From the National Post:
Healthy women should not be put on a cholesterol-lowering drug to prevent heart disease, suggests a new analysis that raises questions about widespread over-prescription of the fastest growing drug class in Canada.

Millions of Canadians take cholesterol reducers, called statins, to lower their risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. For people who already have artery disease, statins save lives. ...more

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