Pressing Pause on Statins For Primary Prevention
While setting aside our Slow Medicine dieting principles and indulging over the Thanksgiving holiday, we spent some time pondering the new guidelines issued by the USPSTF on statin use for primary CV prevention. If ever there were a time when we'd be sympathetic to the idea of taking a pill to counteract poor lifestyle decisions, this would certainly be the week.
But even over a second helping of pumpkin pie, we had trouble stomaching the new recommendations...

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