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Are statin drugs harmful?
Statins are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and minimize the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and in particular, the risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Studies have shown there is no clear evidence of any significant harm caused by statin prescription, but - particularly at higher doses - they are sometimes associated with side effects that include
Meanwhile I recommend a heart healthy lifestyle that may be just as effective.
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