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Primary prevention statins benefit 'may be marginal’ for healthy patients, says study


So how many GP's stop statins at the five year mark, after which we are practising evidence hoped for,supposed or fantasy medicine. So statins are effective,are they,quite how effective would that be then,doctors tend to use the term NNT,what level of NNT are you claiming. A statin lowers your 10% risk to 9.9 %. As to side effects,read J Le Fanu,especially the line about a GP not allowing his patient to stop the statin A statin holiday is surely one of the most basic clinical tests. The college has been insufficiently vocal and critical on this issue,a trend which appears to be continuing

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21 Oct 2019

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