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#Statins – The Pros & Cons are readily Available I Suggest Your Doctor Decides But Here Are Some Facts …
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Hi,

here are a few informed and responsible articles regarding Statins – I do not presume to advise as I feel this is a decision you must make led by your Consultant and/or Doctor.

Suffice to say my medics have managed to keep me alive for 20 years of cancer and since my major Heart Attack 19-Nov-2012 and I take my prescribed drugs regularly including 80mg Atorvastatin, 5mg Bisoprolol LA25 of Elantan, 1.25mg Ramipril & 75mg of dispersable Asprin each day!

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Personal Health

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins

By JANE E. BRODY

Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them.

The New Old Age

You’re Over 75, and You’re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?

By PAULA SPAN

It’s not clear that statins prevent first heart attacks and strokes in older patients, and the drugs do have side effects that can be harmful.

Are Statin Side Effects ‘All in Our Heads’?

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Muscle pain and other common side effects of statins may be influenced by psychological factors.

Having Heart Surgery? Don’t Stop Your Statins

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Patients who continued to take the cholesterol-lowering drugs on the day of surgery had a 48 percent reduced risk of dying in the next 30 days.

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Can Statins Cause Diabetes?

By RONI CARYN RABIN

Numerous studies have shown that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are linked to a small increase in the risk of Type 2 diabetes, even as they reduce the risk of heart attacks.

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