The statin protection racket

Long-term treatment with statins help lower cholesterol and reduce heart attack and stroke incidence. But, it seems, GPs have not been prescribing enough as yet another benefit is now being touted in new research published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology. This latest study suggests this action only needs a few days of treatment, is independent of cholesterol lowering and helps the heart to recover following a heart attack.

Jing-Lin ZHAO and colleagues at the Fuwai Heart Hospital, Beijing, China, have demonstrate decreased “no-reflow” and better preservation of ventricular function in animals treated for only two days with a statin called simvastatin…

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