Cholesterol Medication Questions

Cholesterol Medication Questions

Are you taking medication to control your 
CHOLESTEROL LEVELS?

The most common medication are Statins. If you have not yet had a heart attack, I urge you to speak with your doctor if you ARE taking these drugs.
I recommend checking out these two documentaries about the effects of cholesterol medications, from the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

There are many articles, questioning the effects of statins, being published every week and I found this a really eye-opening summary of a recent study on statins by David Newman MD.

Statin Drugs Given for 5 Years for Heart Disease Prevention (Without Known Heart Disease)

David Newman, is an Emergency Physician and Director of Clinical Research at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He also is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and served a tour of duty with the 344th combat support hospital in Baghdad, where he received an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Newman has become a leading voice calling for reforms in health care—in the ways we deliver care and in the ‘system’ in which the care is delivered. He offers bold new ideas on how to restore access, quality and efficiency as the sovereign forces in health care. David H. Newman teaches at Columbia University and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
The NNT offers a measurement of the impact of a medicine or therapy by estimating the number of patients that need to be treated in order to have an impact on one person.
NNH = Number needed to harm

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