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on June 13, 2016 in World News

High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’

by Henry Bodkin Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed. A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease. Published in the BMJ Open journal, the new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer. Lowering cholesterol with medications is a total waste of timeProfessor Sherif Sultan, University...

by Henry Bodkin Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed. A review of research involving nearly...

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