Few side effects 'genuinely' due to statins

Statins have close to no side effects, according to a UK study that shows patients on placebo are more likely to experience symptoms than those taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The large-scale analysis included 29 randomised controlled trials that compared statins to placebo for cardiovascular prevention in close to 83,000 people.

The findings show that patients given placebo had a higher rate of side effects

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