Take a statin, eat a steak. That’s the fear:

So what’s the concern? Doctors worry that the expected sharp drop in price in the two medicines, both members of a drug class called statins, will make more patients pop the pills rather than try to get at least some of their cholesterol levels down with diet and exercise, a first-step approach endorsed by the government’s National Cholesterol Education Program for people with slightly elevated cholesterol levels but at relatively low risk of a heart attack from other risk factors.

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  • Greg P

    On the other hand, still more sensible than getting out of the hospital after your triple bypass or angioplasty + stenting and lighting up a Camel.

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