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High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’

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Henry Bodkin

13 JUNE 2016 • 1:01AM

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease.

Published in the BMJ Open journal, the new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/12/high-cholesterol-does-not-cause-heart-disease-new-research-finds/

One thought on “High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’

  1. Think this article needs a more thorough review. Would not give up on medication just yet.

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