BMJ vs The Lancet: there are no winners in the ‘statins war’ – The Conversation

This is an excellent and important read from The Conversation. It argues that newspapers misreporting on the ongoing debate is likely to lead to more deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Source: BMJ vs The Lancet: there are no winners in the ‘statins war’

Whilst, I endorse the conclusion that statins can save lives. I do not accept the evidence for statins to be universally prescribed for people over a certain age. Also I believe that borderline cases should be treated by a change in lifestyle first before necessarily prescribing statins for life with their associated side affects. Also there are a number of herbal solutions which need to be considered too.

Thoughts?

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