Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) offers no benefits for people over 65 who do not already have heart disease, a new intervention study finds. In fact, it looks like taking statins may even shorten their lives!
Here’s an interesting comment on the study from Dr. Ross Walker:
The first line of the Hippocratic Oath states, “First, do no harm.”
The excessive prescription of statins is certainly an extremely good example of where the medical profession can cause more harm than good.
- Dr. Ross Walker: Statin Use in Older People
- JAMA Internal Medicine: Effect of Statin Treatment vs Usual Care on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention Among Older Adults