For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility, but it needs much more study because the heart experiment wasn’t intended to test that.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Why on earth would I think there won’t be any side effects?
Suppose the statin manufacturers will now be claiming statins give you 6 hour erections, an IQ of 180 and the physical appearance of a nineteen year old.”
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