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NICE statins plan is 'unsustainable' for GPs, says BMA official response


Two comments ,the metanalysis of trials suggests a saving in lives greater than the current death rate from CVD clearly impossible .The use of Qrisk in London 20% of the uk population wildly overestimates CVD risk as its weighting factors ,Rented accomodation and car ownership are first very high and second very low .This is due to political pressure ,the registrar generals social class classification and weigting by a factor of 2 for south asian ethnicity are better indicies .In any case the CVD death rate south of the wash is near japanese rates .The factors that reduce CVD are 1 stopping Smoking 2 exercise 3 avoidance of sugary foods fat is in fact negativley correlated with cvd 4 reducing weight ,Statins do not work on women or the over 70's in any of the papers i have read

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02 May 2014

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