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Should Statins be used in Primary Prevention?
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bobby75703 posted:
From TheHeart.org

"For every 100 patients with elevated cholesterol levels who take statins for five years, a myocardial infarction will be prevented in one or two patients," they write. "Preventing a heart attack is a meaningful outcome. However, by taking statins, one or more patients will develop diabetes and 20% or more will experience disabling symptoms, including muscle weakness, fatigue, and memory loss."


The article in full:
http://www.theheart.org/article/1383271.do
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