STATINS might not be worth suffering the side effects as it’s revealed millions are taking the controversial heart drug unnecessarily. What are statins and the new updated research and news explained.
Records of nearly 800,000 people aged 60 and others over 24 years showed the drugs prescribed to reduce risk of heart disease and strokes had no effect on life expectancy.
The only exception was for patients aged over 65 who were already at high risk of heart problems.
This is in spite of Government-backed guidance that the drugs, linked with side effects such as muscle pain, memory loss and diabetes, should be taken by up to three million people at low or medium risk.