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While statins reduce the risk of arterial plaque rupture, it is now known that they also accelerate aging and presumably mortality. The widespread prescribing of statins, e.g., by Britain's NHS, needs to be reconsidered, given that risks in some, though not all, cases may outweigh the benefits.


News article: http://tinyurl.com/pmc22bv


Pub Med abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26224580


Full article: http://ajpcell.physiology.org/content/ajpcell/early/2015/07/23/ajpcell.00406.2014.full.pdf



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