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This week we have part two of Tania’s question:
“I have high cholesterol which is genetic. I’m of normal weight and have a very low fat diet and after switching to low fat milk and giving up cheese there was only a mild shift. Unfortunately all my maternal side of the family has it and the doctor advised I go on statins. The statins appear to be working but there is so much literature out there saying that statins don’t work on females”
Australian cardiovascular risk calculator.
2015 research suggests benefits of taking statins deliberately inflated.
Medical Journal of Australia 2014 article on statins.
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