Risk Calculator for Cholesterol Appears Flawed


Risk Calculator for Cholesterol Appears Flawed
By GINA KOLATA
Published: November 17, 2013

Last week, the nation’s leading heart organizations released a sweeping new set of guidelines for lowering cholesterol, along with an online calculator meant to help doctors assess risks and treatment options. But, in a major embarrassment to the health groups, the calculator appears to greatly overestimate risk, so much so that it could mistakenly suggest that millions more people are candidates for statin drugs.

The apparent problem prompted one leading cardiologist, a past president of the American College of Cardiology, to call on Sunday for a halt to the implementation of the new guidelines.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/health/risk-calculator-for-cholesterol-appears-flawed.html?_r=0

Which has been noted since years in tghe more open minded medical circuit, but finally MSM wakes up and very belatedly jumps onboard.
Yet another blow for the statin pushers
Another Statin myth bites the dust
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