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While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!
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Statin use among US adults increased by 68% from 1999 to 2005, from 8% of people surveyed to 13.4% of people surveyed.
How much do you think this reduced heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease?
Would you be surprised to learn that during this time that:
- Heart attacks increased by 16%!
(from 3.4% to 3.7%)
- Strokes increased by 45%!
(from 2.0% to 2.9%)
- Coronary heart disease increased by 32%!
(from 2.8% to 3.7%)
- Type 2 diabetes increased by 32%!
(from 7.8% to 10.3%)
- People with one or more of these conditions increased by 19%!
(from 13.4% to 16%)
Do you believe that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death?
I do not.
The results of the study mentioned above suggests the exact opposite.
Kuklina E, Yoon P, Keenan N. Trends in high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the united states, 1999-2006. JAMA. 2009 Nov 18, 302(19):2104-10.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K-37
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, USA
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