Dr. Oz: Should You Take A Statin?
An estimated 56 million Americans could be taking statins right now. But Dr. Oz said that some doctors think the medication might be the most over-prescribed drug in America.
Statins were first introduced 27 years ago and have been hailed as a wonderful drug for heart attack prevention. These drugs quickly reduce heart-threatening LDL cholesterol and may even raise the good cholesterol, HDL. The American Heart Association made headlines last year when it recommended that anyone with any major heart disease risk factor like high blood pressure or diabetes should take a statin, even people with normal cholesterol.