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Eugene, OR
A 51-year-old male asked:

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robbin Lee
Pharmacology 33 years experience
Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? Whats your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action.
Last updated Sep 4, 2016
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