Statin side-effects minimal, study finds
24th March 2014
Pills that lower cholesterol to prevent heart disease carry very low likelihood of adverse affects, say medical researchers.
Cholesterol-lowering statins have almost no side effects, with patients experiencing fewer adverse symptoms than when taking a placebo, researchers have found.
Scientists examining the results of 29 trials involving more than 80,000 people found that only a small minority of side effects were attributable to statins. Patients were found to have a greater number of serious adverse effects from inactive pills taken as part of a control group.
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