statins

Coming off statins makes a second stroke ‘significantly more likely’

Coming off statins soon after a stroke could increase the likelihood of a second stroke, according to a new study…

Statin side effects disappear if you aren’t aware you’re taking the drug

Patients taking statins report no increase in muscle problems as long as they are unaware that they are taking the…

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What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

Statins may protect against Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Statins could help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to research at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The study,…

Statin side effects are more troubling than a new paper admits

A review published in the Lancet argues that the negative side effects of statins are widely exaggerated. (The paper, however,…

To make an informed choice about statins, here is what you should know

News that there may be errors in the algorithms used to calculate statin prescription will leave cardiology clinics and surgeries…

Britain is getting it wrong on heart disease. Here is how we can fix it

In recent years Britain has seen a significant fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease — that is, diseases affecting the…

A new drug to replace statins? Don’t believe the hype

A new drug can halve levels of bad cholesterol without the damaging side effects of statins, researchers writing in the…

Fed up with scare stories about statins? Here is what you should know

It was the latest in a long stream of scare stories. ‘Statins DOUBLE the risk of diabetes,’ said the headlines.…

Statins can mess with your muscles. Now researchers think they might know why

A discovery has been made that could shed light on why it is that statins cause problems in some patients.…