Double dose statins could slash the chance of an early death: study

by | Nov 29, 2016 | Health, News

double-dose of statins could help millions of patients cut their risk of dying by up to a fifth, a major study claims.

The research by Stanford University School of Medicine on 500,000 people with heart disease found that those given a high dose of statins had far greater survival chances. Standard NHS practice is to start off such patients on a moderate dose of statins –  increasing the amount if the drugs fail to lower cholesterol levels. But the research suggests millions of patients fare best if put straight on to the strongest drugs. For more details Telegraph