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Bempedoic Acid - alternative to statins?

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by Prem51, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Making the rather large assumption that lowering cholesterol is a "good" thing..
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    There was a piece on this in the Daily Fail Online this morning. Centred entirely on lowering cholesterol and citing mortality rates as well as stroke, heart attack etc though giving no refs to the data.
    And, as always, the ubiquitous link to sat fats was mentioned.

    Apparently this drug does not have the muscle pain/weakness side effects and can 'safely' be prescribed to patients in adjunct to a statin whose single use is not effective in lowering bad cholesterol [sic] enough.
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