July 27, 2007

COULDN'T YOU INJECT IT INTO THE FILLING OF A TWINKIE?:

The daily 3-in-1 super pill all men over 50 should take to avoid heart attacks (FIONA MACRAE, 28th July 2007, Daily Mail)

All men over 50 should take a "polypill" to cut heart attacks and strokes, says the Government's leading cardiac expert.

It would contain a cholesterol-busting statin, aspirin and drugs to cut blood pressure.

Professor Roger Boyle, the Department of Health's national director for heart disease and stroke, said it would transform the nation's health and relieve pressure on the NHS.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2007 8:46 PM
Comments

Us girls will have to wait until menopause when it will be too late to be preventative. Same old, same old.

Posted by: erp at July 28, 2007 11:43 AM

The idea that every man over 50 should take this is odd. None of the three medicines are entirely benign and there's a good chance that statins reduce heart attacks because of their anti-inflammatory effects (mimicking aspirin) rather than by lowering cholesterol.

Posted by: Ibid at July 28, 2007 2:52 PM
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