Statin Drugs: Heart Benefits Last Long
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Turn Back Clock on Heart Disease
An End to Heart Disease? continued...
"Dr. Domanski's very interesting suggestion is that if you were to start
treatment earlier, the benefit of preventing heart disease would be greater
than the benefit seen by starting at middle age," Cobbe says. "The
opposing argument is you would end up medicalizing very, very large sections of
the population, with potentially a quarter or a third of all adults being on
Domanski says the answer to cholesterol lowering need not be statin drugs.
can have just as big an effect. And new generations of cholesterol-lowering
drugs -- including drugs that target PCSK9 -- are on the horizon.