Friday, January 21, 2011

Statins: A Prescription for Memory Loss and Depression?

Before you take statins to lower your cholesterol, you should weight the risks versus the benefits, according to a new study.
Cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons may cause memory loss and depression, researchers warn.

They say not enough is known about the level of harm posed by statins, prescribed to prevent heart disease and strokes.

Leading doctors say that the drugs should only be taken by patients for whom the benefits of the drug outweigh any potential risks. Read more

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