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Could anyone tell me anything about statins?

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Dr. Robert Henson
Cardiology 32 years experience
Great when indicated: statins have been revolutionary in the treatment of vascular disease; in general the popular press and internet have greatly exaggerated their risk/benefit profile. for example, if you've had a heart attack, taking a statin will decrease your yearly risk of heart attack by 10% - 1 in 10. the risk is a 1 in 10,000 chance of severe muscle issues, a 1 in 50,000 chance of severe liver issues

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