Tag: Statins

Innovation, Research

Gut microbiome composition predictive of patient response to statins

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

More than 40 million Americans take statins, the most common type of prescription drug. While statins have been shown to effectively lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risks of stroke and heart attack, they do not work the same for […]

Innovation, Research

Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes

June 26, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Many people take statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as coronary heart disease and heart attacks. In the United States, about 83% of people between 40 and 59 years of age who take cholesterol-lowering […]


Should We All Be Taking Statins?

October 19, 2017

Via: Forbes

Back in 2011, I asked whether we should all be on statins. At the time, it was clear that statins offered benefits for people who had already suffered heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular problems. But for the rest of […]