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Doubts over statins

Two things occurred to me after reading Pulse’s investigation, ‘Is primary prevention with statins worth the effort?’.

Firstly, QRISK reduces the proportion of patients over the 20% risk threshold for primary prevention, with no reduction in those truly at risk picked up and no difference in outcomes if treatments are based on it. Secondly, statins also appear to cause diabetes…

Dr Charlotte Ferriday, Plymouth

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