Should all patients at any risk of developing cardiovascular events receive high intensity statin therapy regardless of current blood cholesterol levels?

A new report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes that statin therapy is crucial in the prevention of cardiovascular events, and recommends high-intensity therapy for all at risk individuals regardless of current blood cholesterol levels. Background Diabetes is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular (heart…

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Statins increase blood glucose levels and weight gain

A new study has produced strong evidence that statins(anti-cholesterol therapy) can lead to increased weight gain and a modest increase in Type 2 Diabetes risk, but the benefits of statins still outweigh the risks says the experts. The study was published by a team of researchers from the University College London’s Institute of Cardiovascular Science. Scientists…

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