Patients Take Big Risks When Stopping Statins

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Patients Take Big Risks When Stopping Statins

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A new study on statins—widely used medicines that lower cholesterol levels—highlights the dangerous outcomes that occur when patients stop taking them due to adverse side effects.

One in five patients taking a statin reports a side effect, mainly muscle aches, according to the study. About one-third of those patients stop taking statins completely, leaving them 13% more likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke over the next…

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