In normal, healthy people with elevated cholesterol levels who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina, statins do NOT increase life expectancy by even one day notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.
“People want to know, ‘If I took a statin for 20 or 30… or 40 years… how much longer could I expect to live?’” Dr. Kendrick notes.
“What we do know is that in Primary Prevention [trials, that is in people who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina] there is NO life extension.”
“There is NO increase in life expectancy.”
“You will not live one day longer.”
“You might change what is written on the death certificate, but you won’t change the date.”
“So [with] primary prevention [there is] NO increase in life expectancy at all.”
Below is the quote of exactly what he said.
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