Statins: Weighing the risks and benefits

October 3, 2013 2:26 PM

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Statins: Weighing the risks and benefits

Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol and may be responsible for saving thousands of people plagued by heart disease. But are statins really the miracle drugs many doctors claim for them to be?

There are some serious side effects associated with statins, which often go overlooked. So before resorting to a long-term commitment with a pill, you should ask yourself if the benefits outweigh the potential side effects.

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