STATINS AND THE GERIATRIC POPULATION
THE WAR ON CHOLESTEROL CONTINUES
The study, which was done at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (a division of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital), said that while 100% of the men in the study of over 6,000 adults qualifies for a statin drug, only (emphasis in the word "only") 97% of the women did. I only tell you this so that you will know that when you go to your doctor, they will push statins on you. After all, it was only two short years ago that the medical community, in a study published in the Journal of Czech Physicians, was actually debating putting statins in the water supply (Addition of Statins Into the Public Water Supply? Risks of Side Effects and Low Cholesterol Levels) --- something that has long been debated for ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUGS.
What can I say? Studies like this are EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE at it's finest.