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Ok to stop 10 yrs of crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg and baby aspirin (preventive due family history) and go vegan? Health is excellent.
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No it's NOT okay
Be thankful for good health.
And please be aware that while vegans have the moral high ground, most of the health benefits claimed for the diet disappear when one controls for the the fact that vegans tend to have other healthy lifestyle factors. "The China Study" never resulted in a real scientific publication, and you'd be making a bad mistake to assime veganism will protect your arteries.

In brief: No it's NOT okay
Be thankful for good health.
And please be aware that while vegans have the moral high ground, most of the health benefits claimed for the diet disappear when one controls for the the fact that vegans tend to have other healthy lifestyle factors. "The China Study" never resulted in a real scientific publication, and you'd be making a bad mistake to assime veganism will protect your arteries.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OK to stop.
Calculate cardiac risk.
Use framingham risk calculator on-line. Consider how many years you have left to live and see if calculator numbers make sense to you. Then go vegan and see if you can change your ldl. You might be surprised at how little control you have over genetics. Recalculate your risk. Both asa and statins are weak for primary prevention in healthy people.

In brief: OK to stop.
Calculate cardiac risk.
Use framingham risk calculator on-line. Consider how many years you have left to live and see if calculator numbers make sense to you. Then go vegan and see if you can change your ldl. You might be surprised at how little control you have over genetics. Recalculate your risk. Both asa and statins are weak for primary prevention in healthy people.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Work with Dr.
I applaud your decision to eat nutritiously! it is best to work with your doctor to start decreasing your cholesterol medication slowly, while checking lab values periodically to make sure you don't need the medication anymore.
Baby Aspirin can still be a good idea to maintain vascular health and prevent blood clots. I encourage you to work with your doctor to make these changes!

In brief: Work with Dr.
I applaud your decision to eat nutritiously! it is best to work with your doctor to start decreasing your cholesterol medication slowly, while checking lab values periodically to make sure you don't need the medication anymore.
Baby Aspirin can still be a good idea to maintain vascular health and prevent blood clots. I encourage you to work with your doctor to make these changes!
David Escobar
David Escobar
Answer assisted by David Escobar, Medical Student
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
In brief: Go vegan first
The answer depends on the specifics of your story.
Was your cholesterol high? Have you had a special lipoprotein analysis done (such a s vap, berkeley, or spectracell lpp)? Without knowing more, my suggestion would be to have a lipoprotein analysis done, go vegan, repeat the lipoprotein test, then wean off your meds.

In brief: Go vegan first
The answer depends on the specifics of your story.
Was your cholesterol high? Have you had a special lipoprotein analysis done (such a s vap, berkeley, or spectracell lpp)? Without knowing more, my suggestion would be to have a lipoprotein analysis done, go vegan, repeat the lipoprotein test, then wean off your meds.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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