Tag Archives: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines Recommend More People to Use Statins (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that more middle-aged people should be given cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and strokes. Draft guidance recommends offering statins to people with a 10% or … Continue reading

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Statins Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease: Claims Unfounded? (NHS Choices)

Summary It has recently been claimed in the press that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. These assertions are actually based on a small laboratory study on mice genetically modified to display signs of Alzheimer’s (specifically … Continue reading

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