"Studies may raise use of statin drugs; Both support new guidelines to lower cholesterol" by Andrew Pollack New York Times July 15, 2015
Two studies published Tuesday lend support to controversial new cholesterol guidelines that could vastly increase the number of Americans advised to take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.
The guidelines were contested almost as soon as they were announced. Critics said that the online calculator greatly overstated a patient’s risk of developing a heart problem and that new guidelines would lead millions of additional people to take statins, exposing them to potential side effects, such as muscle pain or damage, with little to gain.
What do you mean little gain? The pharmaceuticals are going to benefit big time. No wonder there are bacon products all over the corporate food advertising right now.
That debate continues with the release of the new studies....
Who knows what to believe when it comes government and media anymore?
Nothing but static there.
UPDATE: US approves drug that can sharply lower cholesterol levels