January 18, 2023

Consider statins for millions more people

About 15 million more people in England could be prescribed daily cholesterol-lowering statin pills to cut their risk of heart attacks and stroke, new advice for the NHS says.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the UK, killing about 160,000 people each year, and high cholesterol a significant risk factor for it.

Read more – BBC Health (13/1/23)

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