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New and Absurd Statin Guidelines. Do you even science, bro?
Posted by joe rigs on Thursday, November 14, 2013
So-called "heart experts," (American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology) released new guidelines that, if followed, would put 70 Million American's on dangerous cholesterol lowering medication.
"This is an enormous shift in policy as it relates to who should be treated for high levels of cholesterol," said Dr. Steven Nissen, chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleavland Clinic.
Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist, an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University stated, "The greatest strength behind these guidelines is that they hit at the heart of prevention -- which is that lifestyle, rather than treating isolated risk factors, is the key to reducing risk of chronic disease."
That sounds great if it what they were actually doing wasn't the completely freaking opposite of prevention.
Here are my thoughts on the new guidelines.
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