‘ 12,000 peo­ple suf­fer heart at­tacks in UK’

The Asian Age - - Science+ Health -

More than 12,000 peo­ple in Bri­tain are need­lessly suf­fer­ing heart at­tacks ev­ery year be­cause they aren't tak­ing their statins, a study sug­gests.

The daily pills, which slash bad choles­terol lev­els, are proven to save thou­sands of lives each year around the world. But re­searchers warn many pa­tients pre­scribed the drugs aren’t stick­ing to their doc­tors' ad­vice to ensure they take them each day. healthy weight and that they avoid in­take of foods that are high in fats and choles­terol. — Agencies

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