June 15, 2016

High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease. Read more.


Study says there's no link between cholesterol and heart disease - NHS
Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review - BMJ

"Hoge cholesterol veroorzaakt geen hartaandoeningen, medicatie heeft dus geen zin" - DM

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