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Subject Everyone Over 50 Should be Taking Statins Says Study!
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Original Message Everyone over the age of 50 should be given statins because they reduce the risk of a heart attack even in healthy people, a study has found.

The risk of a heart attack or stroke is cut by a fifth in those who have no sign of heart disease, shows research by scientists at Oxford University.

Treatment guidelines should be reviewed in light of the findings, the experts said, and the NHS should impose a blanket policy of prescribing up to 20 million people statins at a potential cost of £240million a year.

Currently, the only people considered at high risk, those with a one-in-five chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, are given the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Half of men aged 50 or over and almost a third of women qualify for statin treatment. About five million people are thought to take them.

National guidelines should be amended to lower the threshold for treatment to those with a one-in-10 risk over a decade, the experts said.

[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

What are the odds this study was funded by big Pharma. An outrageous recommendation, given the known side effects of these drugs. They quickly deplete the body of coenzyme Q10, which leads to most of the known side effects, such as congestive heart failure.

Dee Woods: Statins linked to diabetes, memory loss

[link to www.thereporteronline.net]
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