Letters Hypercholesterolaemia (again)

More reasons for caution with statins and other such

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1782 (Published 23 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1782
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT
  1. bamji{at}btinternet.com

    There is little doubt about the statistical benefit of cholesterol lowering drugs in regard to heart disease,1 but much of the argument (and advice) seems to have ignored the practical benefits and also the side effects.

    Many patients coming to my clinics are taking statins even if their baseline cholesterol is only just above …

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