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Researchers found fewer side-effects from taking statins

Drugs taken to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes may have fewer side-effects than claimed, say researchers at the [b]National Heart and Lung Institute in London[/b]. [s]BBC News[/s] reports that their review of 83,880 patients, published in the [b]European Journal of Preventative Cardiology[/b], indicated an increased risk of type-2 diabetes, but it suggested reports of increases in nausea, muscle ache, insomnia and fatigue were actually inaccurate. Commenting on the study, [b]Doireann Maddock[/b], from the [b]British Heart Foundation[/b], said: ‘Previous research has demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of statins. While all medications have the potential for side-effects, this research may offer further reassurance to the many people in the UK who are prescribed statins.’

[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26559013]Full BBC News report[/link]
[link url=http://cpr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/06/2047487314525531]EJPC abstract[/link]

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