Ethics in Medicine

Statins Controversial in the Elderly

Kristen Sparrow • October 23, 2013


Goddess Statue
Ancient Medicine Made Modern

More controversy over statins.  This time for seniors over 70 with no heart risk.

There is evidence of harm linked to statin use in seniors, he added, including muscle aches, liver toxicity and gastrointestinal distress; growing evidence of impaired memory and a heightened risk of diabetes; and some evidence of an increased risk of cancer.