Monday, Nov 10, 2008
Makers of Crestor now claim that people with normal cholesterol are also at risk for heart attack. Their study shows that if this group has a high level of hsCRP they lower their risk for heart attacks and arterial disease.
This even though hsCRP indicates generalized inflammation not just arterial and heart. Of course they didnt address the negative side effects of lowering your cholesterol below normal levels. Dr. Nissan of the Cleveland Clinic admits they will now get to treat a lot more people (Oh boy!).
One CNBC host asked no joke why statins are not put in the water supply. The response: That would be a Communist plot just like fluoride.