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Four in one polypill halves predicted cardiovascular risk, international study shows

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3355 (Published 27 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3355

Alternatives to lifetime polypill

Could not many people, maybe most, obtain similar BP and LDL-
cholesterol reductions by (a) a change in lifestyle to include yoga,
meditation or other life-style intervention and (b) a change to a low-
cholesterol, low-saturated fat diet? It's easier to pop a pill, but the
alternatives should be considered, and the overall effect could be
greater.

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 May 2011
John R Evans
retired clinical biochemist
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