Statins: the new white meat

Investor's Business Daily
November 2013
Investors Business Daily;11/13/2013, pA02
Eating less red meat to improve cholesterol levels just went the way of the T. Rex. The new guidelines from the American Heart Assn. and the American College of Cardiology say that for about 35 mil Americans, it's better to ID specific risk factors to see who should use cholesterol-lowering statins. A "yes" answer to any of 4 questions means taking cholesterol-lowering statins, stat, doctors said.


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