Safety, efficacy of statins exaggerated: Study

February 23, 2015 6:58 AM

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Safety, efficacy of statins exaggerated: Study

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective or as safe as we have been led to believe, warn US researchers.

Statins produce a dramatic reduction in cholesterol levels but they have failed to substantially improve cardiovascular outcomes.

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