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Statins: A Critical Appraisal

Statins: A Critical Appraisal

You can find a number of well written books with articulate statistical analyses over the years questioning the results of statin therapy.   What is the true value and efficacy of statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) in treating and preventing heart disease?   The statistics can be overwhelming.   What is the real risk benefit ratio? Lipids and the Emergence of Statin Therapy Lipid research actually started sometime in the early 1920’s.   It gained more momentum in the 1950’s with John Gofman at the…

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