Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

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Daily cholesterol-lowering medications do more harm than good for more people, argue health experts. They should not be used routinely for people who do not already have heart disease, as the side effects outweigh the benefits:

The Telegraph: Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

The article is based on a new debate in BMC Medical Journal. Note that the two people who argue for widespread medication with statins for healthy people both are on the payroll of Big Pharma.

Personally I’m not convinced by the apple argument though, I doubt it will make much of a difference. What really has been proven to protect against heart disease is a higher-fat Mediterranean diet with extra nuts or olive oil.

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