Statin intolerance is ‘over-estimated and over-diagnosed’

As many as one in two patients stop taking statins, reduce the dose or take them irregularly because they believe the cholesterol-lowering drugs cause muscle pain and other side-effects. Now, a new study of over four million patients has shown that the true prevalence of statin intolerance worldwide is between six to ten percent. The authors of the research, published […]

Prescription’ to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure and cholesterol

A “prescription” to sit less and move more is the optimal first treatment choice for reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “The current American Heart Association guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure and cholesterol recognize […]