Are statin sceptics the new anti-vaxxers?

Just as World War I was meant to be “the war to end all wars”, the massive review of statins published in the Lancet on Friday is supposed to be the final verdict on the usefulness of the lipid-lowering drugs. 

The critical review of all the available evidence says the undeniable message on statins is that their public health benefits are substantial and backed by robust evidence.

However, it warns that many people are being denied the drugs because the risks are being exaggerated on the basis of weak evidence.

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