Today News – Fake news and ageism keeping statins from older people05:25

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Published on February 11, 2019

Today News – Fake news and ageism keeping statins from older people

Thousands of deaths and the wrecking of many lives by disability could be averted if doctors routinely offered a daily statin pill to older people, scientists say. They blame misinformation about the side-effects of statins, together with society’s ageism, for the low uptake among older people, who are at highest risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke. There are 5.5 million people aged over 75 in the UK, of whom about 1.5 million take a statin. If the rest did so too, about 8,000 additi…

Source: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/972268008?-38963:25550

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