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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases
May 26, 2017

Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in 2012, according to WHO.

In 2016 USPSTF released guidelines recommending statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. However, many experts have argued that addressing upstream causes of cardiovascular disease might be a better option. Especially since in some patients, statins cause side effects ranging from muscle achiness to gastrointestinal distress, liver toxicity and even rhabdomyolysis, a potentially life threatening breakdown of muscle tissue.

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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

May 26, 2017
Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in…

In the Journals

Espresso, cappuccino lower prostate cancer risk

May 25, 2017
Drinking 3 or more cups of Italian-style coffee, such as caffé espresso and moka, as well as their combinations with milk, including…

One alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017
Women who consume one alcoholic drink per day are at elevated risk for breast cancer, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund and…

In the Journals

Physician-patient communication critical to prompting medical care

May 22, 2017
Patient decisions about asking for medical help seem to be influenced by the listening skills of physicians, indicating that improving doctor’s…

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