According to a risk-benefit analysis, statins provide more help than harm.

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According to a risk-benefit analysis, statins provide more help than harm.

According to an analysis, the benefits of taking statins exceed the dangers for healthy persons. The risk of side effects was determined to be “low” and did not outweigh statins’ usefulness in avoiding cardiovascular disease, according to researchers lead by University of Oxford scientists.

Data from 62 clinical studies with a total of 120,000 people were evaluated for their analysis, which was published in The BMJ. Self-reported muscle complaints were connected with a modest increase in risk, but they were not linked to clinically proven muscle illnesses.

Statins were linked to a modestly increased risk of liver or renal disease, as well as eye problems.

The absolute increases in risk, however, were “modest” and “did not offset the reduction in the risk of serious cardiovascular events” such as heart attacks and strokes, according to the study.

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