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Statins and Statin substitutes

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Statins are widely prescribed for lowering LDL Cholesterol, which plays a role in heart disease. However there is considerable debate about them ... the medical establishment is firm in its belief that statins are safe and effective and prevent heart disease if you have high LDL cholesterol. But many studies dispute this, site harmful side effects, and dispute the role of cholesterol in heart disease. Come see what the controversy is about!

http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/when-your-doctor-orders-cholesterol-lowering-medications

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2014/05/14/bmj-articles-critical-of-statins-provoke-kerfuffle/

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/maxpemberton/2014/05/statins-magic-bullet-or-massive-misfire-ask-our-experts/

All over-40s should take cholesterol-busting statins, says top surgeon (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2632287/All-40s-cholesterol-busting-statins-says-surgeon.html)

Should You Be Taking Statins? Experts Disagree (http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/should-you-be-taking-statins-experts-disagree)