For many years scientists have been instilled in us the idea that a huge number of people just need to take statins to protect against heart attacks and strokes. And now new research has shown that sometimes these drugs are taken in vain, and the harm from their use outweighs the benefits.
The risk from regular medication to reduce cholesterol from the category of statins outweigh the benefits for millions of patients. To this unexpected conclusion reached by researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. They created a computer model in order to compare the adverse effects with the risk of death from heart disease among people who take affordable tablets. In other words, scientists decided to find out whether the benefits of statins the side effects that they observed. Overall, the study showed that if patients come under the category of persons who need statins, in this case, the probability of heart attacks and strokes is reduced.
But this happens only when the risk of cardiovascular diseases is indeed very high (for example, after the first heart attack or stroke to prevent a recurrence). If he is assessed as average or even slightly increased, the side effects of taking statins outweigh the benefits that they give. Moreover, the study showed that the current doctors ‘ recommendations on taking statins by patients needs to be reconsidered. So, the millions of people who prescribe these pills should stop taking them. In particular, in the U.K. and the U.S. in that case, if the probability of a heart disease patient within the next 10 years is 10%, it is recommended statins. The study showed that this threshold needs to be increased.
Among the common side effects of statins headaches and muscle pain and nausea, these medications increase the risk of developing type II diabetes, hepatitis, pancreatitis, vision problems and even loss of memory. As we can see, this bouquet is enough to take a good hard look, is it really necessary these drugs certain patients. (READ MORE)