Irresponsible poisoner Prof Sir Roy Collins pushes Statin poisons for all over 50s
‘CHOLESTEROL-BUSTING STATINS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ALL OVER-50S’
Statins should be taken by all over-50s claims Oxford professor
Wednesday August 29,2012
By Tom Lawrence
STATINS should be given to all over-50s – even the healthy – because they so significantly slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life.
In the world’s largest study into how the cholesterol-busting drug can prevent cardiovascular disease, Professor Sir Rory Collins, of Oxford University, said there is “clear evidence” that widespread use would save lives.
Statins, which cost as little as 4p a day, are currently taken by around eight million high-risk patients.
But Prof Collins said that everyone aged 50 should consider taking statins, adding: “Whether you should be taking them at an earlier age is an open question.”
He led a study involving 100,000 patients. It revealed that cutting levels of artery-clogging LDL cholesterol in the blood saved lives whether in high or low-risk patients.
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Researchers found that the risk of having a heart attack was slashed by 20 per cent for each point reduction in an individual’s cholesterol score.
The study estimates that routine use of statins by all over-50s would lead to 10,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes a year in the UK, and prevent 2,000 deaths.
Despite the evidence, safety fears over the use of statins are putting people off, he said.
Health watchdogs have flagged up side-effects including memory loss, sexual problems and depression.