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The authors say the benefits of taking statins have been under-estimated while the harms have been exaggerated. I am on three now. Many do not want to take pills because they do not consider themselves ill, while others worry about side-effects. However others will need a statin alongside a healthy lifestyle. Find out more in our privacy and cookies policy. How is this different from the previous guidelines?
Taking time to listen to the music of the soul and taking our strength in the silence between the thoughts. About a third of those who have already had a heart attack or stroke and would be eligible for statins are not taking them, and that rises to a half among those in the low-risk group.
Cholesterol drug statins should be given to millions more, NHS guidance says.
My question is this, just having high cholesterol levels, is this considered having heart disease? Do you think that the Coconut Oil is what is helping?
Krishnan May 15, at 2: One recurrence of ischemic stroke would be prevented for every coronary disease patients treated with a statin. Previous studies on the benefits and risks of statins mainly involved high-risk white people.
My cholesterol numbers are improved and so is my mobility. The Heart Protection Study followed 20, patients in the United Kingdom aged 40—80 yearswith a history of cerebrovascular disease defined as nondisabling stroke, transient cerebral ischemic attack, or carotid endarterectomy or angioplasty and 17, with other occlusive arterial disease, coronary artery disease, or diabetes.
Started statins, but stopped because the muscle aches prevented me from exercising. The new guidelines recommend a statin for:.