Millions of people rely on statin-type drugs to control their cholesterol and lower their risk of heart disease. Medicines like Crestor, Lipitor and simvastatin are effective, but they have some drawbacks. Diet and supplements can make a difference, but what is the science behind the natural approach?
Guests: Christopher Gardner, PhD, is Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School.
David Becker, MD, is a clinical cardiologist at Chestnut Hill Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems. There is more information about his prevention program online at www.healthychangeofheart.com
His article was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, June 16, 2009.
Tod Cooperman, MD, is founder and President of ConsumerLab.com.
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