Should you take a statin?
Patient: Holy cow, what should I do?Doctor: You’re going to have to drop 45 pounds and start exercising routinely. I want you to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes 3 times a week and work up a good sweat. Cut out butter, cheese, hot dogs, potato chips, cheeseburgers and pizza. No more eggs, ice cream, doughnuts or cookies either. You’ll have to quit smoking immediately. Stop drinking beer and wine altogether. Oh and don’t forget, you’ll need to eat lots of bean dip, Gazpacho and tofu.Patient: Geez, doc any other options?
Doctor: Yes, you can take this tiny pill once a day.