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.

Read more at source at http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/13/statin-side-effects-minimal-study-finds

 


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