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Experts urge GPs to challenge statin prescribing guidance

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Maybe we should start do this for hypertension. We tell patients they have "hypertension", like its some disease, which it isnt. And then prescribe them far more dangerous treatments, that give less benefit than statins, and often to patients with far lower risk. And this is even when patients have far more chance of altering the risk factor than they do with cholestrol. (2/3 of hypertension now secondary to obesity) The way forward is Calcium Scoring.

Posted date

09 Sep 2015

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10:08am

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