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Statins are the gold standard. They are the cornerstone. The purpose of this study was not to replace statins, but to allow an alternative therapy for people who simply cannot take them.
The number is small, and weighing that against a heart attack, I think most people would say, ‘OK I’d rather have a little gout attack,’.
Given the number of people that are eligible for statins, which are tens of millions of patients already, the number of people who cannot tolerate statins is in the millions, this is a big public health problem and I think we’ve come up with something that directly addresses this.
The drug worked in primary and secondary prevention patients – that is, patients that had had event and patients who were very high risk for a first event. There were a lot of diabetics. These were very high risk people, so the drug met its expectations and probably did a lot better than a lot of people thought it would do.
I see heart patients that come in with terrible histories, multiple myocardial infarction, sometimes bypass surgery, many stents and they say, ‘Doctor, I’ve tried multiple statins, but whenever I take a statin, my muscles hurt, or they’re weak. I can’t walk upstairs. I just can’t tolerate these drugs,’ we do need alternatives for these patients.
In secondary prevention, aspirin is important. If you have a stent, if you've had a myocardial infarction or a stroke, for all of those people, aspirin works. It provides a modest but definite benefit.
Losing weight is completely reversible, as far as we can tell, if you lose weight, then your risk of serious Covid and Covid morbidity and mortality goes way down.
People recover quickly, and assuming no complications, there is no reason why he could not get back on the campaign trail in a timely fashion.
Found on Reuters 3 years ago
The big picture is this is a reasonable set of guidelines.
Found on CNN 4 years ago
The placebo effect is very powerful, i can imagine how this plays out in the athletic world, where you're operating at the 99th percentile of human performance. Someone says, 'I can give you something that's going to make you a little bit better.' It's very tantalizing to try it.
She's 28 years old! the idea that her heart needs protecting -- it just doesn't make any scientific sense. The argument doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny.
If they get muscle aches and remember that they are taking the drug for an asymptomatic disease, maybe they are going to stop taking the drug, high cholesterol has no symptoms – it’s not like a headache or a stomach ache or feeling bad – it is just a risk factor.
There has been a lot of controversy.
The thing that makes me pay attention is the one improvement that is the most important one, and that is death, it's a big effect. The mortality advantage is compelling.
As a society we need to do prospective randomized trials to answer these questions.
In fact, many physicians consider the new  guidelines to be irrational.
We also don't place much stock in computer simulations.
The problem in this population [of the guideline accuracy study] is that they were selected to undergo calcium scanning. we also don't place much stock in computer simulations.
What patients need to know is, if The FDA take the drugs,' What is my risk of heart attack ?' and that's not known yet.
We don't have any good data.
What patients need to know is, if you take the drugs, 'What is my risk of heart attack?' and that's not known yet.
What counts is how much you can lower LDL cholesterol.
These( new) results do not confirm cardiovascular benefits of Contrave claimed by Orexigen in the patent application.
So if you go on a diet.
Found on CNN 8 years ago
Three out of those 300 raised their hand, Nobody is using them.
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