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Statins and Mortality

Dr. Neville S. Wilson. – 15 July 2007. The widely held belief that blood cholesterol levels are potentially harmful and should be lowered in order to prevent heart disease is a product of speculative and persuasive promotion by advocates of what has been called the “cholesterol hypothesis“. The pharmaceutical industry …

How Long Will You Live?

While no one can predict with certainty what the span of your life may be, there is new scientific evidence to support a choice that will increase very significantly your best chance of a long survival. Unsuspecting and unpredicted events are an ever present threat to longevity, and minimising these …

The Enhance Trial – Its Failure and Concerns

The long awaited results, of what has become a controversial drug trial, were announced recently, generating intense debate in medical circles, evoking widespread media speculation, and eliciting critical comments from the chair of the USA House of Representatives.   Controversies arising in the wake of a disappointing outcome for the …

The Person Behind the Numbers

The review and revision of Clinical Guidelines for purposes of risk stratifying and risk reduction in cardiovascular disease prevention is an ongoing challenge and current initiatives focus on their implications for primary care providers.   The AHA guidelines for 2007 offer a timely and broader spectrum of risk not previously …