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“The Truth About Statins by Barbara H. Roberts” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. Before starting the reading or downloading, here is the summary of the book that you can read. Despite the rosy picture painted in the ads of a miracle cure for high cholesterol and its attendant heart disease, the reality of taking statins may be far less pretty. Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, discusses both the benefits and health risks of these popular drugs in this comprehensive guide that finally reveals the questionable science behind the research studies. This honest, patient-friendly appraisal of the most widely used medications in the world may shock you, but it may also save your life.Offering clear-cut, easy-to-understand information in an easily accessible fashion, Dr. Roberts explains how to take the best possible care of your heart, including: The Truth About Statins by Barbara H. Roberts PDF Download

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She begins by introducing us to the lingo of the world of cholesterol reduction – metabolic syndrome, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, ASCVD, hard and soft end points, and so on. Tables are provided to list the major risk factors and the risks that determine LDL cholesterol goals. Using these tables and something called the Framingham risk score (she provides a web address for the calculator), one can determine if the established guidelines recommend treatment. What I found interesting was that doctors are basically under obligation to prescribe drugs to a patient if the guidelines indicate – lest they be sued should something happen if nothing were prescribed. Also some doctors may prescribe statins even if the guidelines don’t indicate such. Know the guidelines.Another interesting thing was the results of six secondary prevention trials (where patients have cardiovascular disease – CVD) and three primary prevention trials (where patients have no signs of CVD). You will find that what is called “absolute risk reduction” was only 7 percent in the secondary trials and only 1 to 2 percent in the primary trials.

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  • Name: The Truth About Statins
  • Author: Barbara H. Roberts
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Cardiovascular Diseases
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