Monday, 31 March 2014

Statins reduce my risk of heart attack or stroke by 20%!

I started taking statins (Pravastatin 10mg/day) in January 2013 after I decided that statins would be good for my health.

With I reckon I have cut my risk of a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years from 7.8% to 6.3%, a 20% reduction. I've had no side effects.

I can't be sure of course that it was the statins that caused the Cholesterol/HDL ratio reduction. Changes in my diet and / or exercise in the last year might have helped too.

Before I took Statins (3/1/13)

1 Year after taking Statins (21/3/14)

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