Preventive use of statins debated

04/11/2012 | (Montreal) (free registration)

The Journal of the American Medical Association is encouraging discussion on the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in healthy people with high cholesterol. Two physicians argue against the therapy in favor of dietary changes and exercise, while three others write that the drugs can be a "critical adjunct" for people at higher risk of heart disease and that there is no reason to wait for a heart attack before beginning therapy.

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