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Prof Colin Baigent discusses how the benefits outweigh the hazards of Cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The largest and most reliable study ever to examine the effect of statins has found them to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and premature deaths among a wide range of apparently healthy people. The benefits greatly exceed any known risks associated with taking these drugs.

Read more in this BBC News article: NHS 'should consider giving statins to healthy people'

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Colin Baigent: Cholesterol-lowering drugs

Prof Colin Baigent discusses how the benefits outweigh the hazards of Cholesterol-lowering drugs.

This podcast presents the research done by Professor Colin Baigent whilst working in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Professor Baigent now works at the Nuffield Department of Population Health.

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