Are Statins safe to treat heart disease?

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Are Statins safe to treat heart disease?
« on: 29/11/2011 14:10:12 »
A new study has confirmed the long term benefits of taking statins to treat heart disease...
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Are Statins safe to treat heart disease?
« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2011 06:10:19 »
It is good to see long-term effects actually confirmed in a study.

while "theory" may indicate one thing, it can't truly be proven until the followup study.  In this case, proving that lowering cholesterol using a medication actually lowers cardiac, and in turn, all-cause mortality.

Good to hear.

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« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2011 17:33:11 »
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The lipid hypothesis was ... developed in the 1850s to explain the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. It proposes a connection between plasma cholesterol level and the development of coronary heart disease. ... a small but vocal minority contend that it has not yet been properly validated, and that vascular inflammatory mechanisms prevail independent of blood cholesterol levels.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipid_hypothesis