About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Over 30pc People Prefer Shorter Life Than Taking Daily Pills

by Bidita Debnath on February 5, 2015 at 12:17 AM
Font : A-A+

 Over 30pc People Prefer Shorter Life Than Taking Daily Pills

Over 30 percent people are afraid of taking pills daily to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) that they rather opt for a shorter life, finds a new study.

The study conducted by American Heart Association analyzed people with an average age of 50 and established that more than 8 percent of people were willing to trade almost 2 years of their life to avoid taking daily medication for cardiovascular disease, whereas 21 percent would trade between one week and a year of their lives.


In addition to people who were ready to keep their lives at stake, there were around 21 percent of people who said they would pay 1,000 dollar or more to avoid taking a pill each day for the rest of their lives.

There were around 70 percent of participants who were not interested to trade any weeks of their lives to avoid taking a CVD pill daily, and 62 percent weren't willing to gamble any risk of immediate death.

Robert Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H., lead author said that the act of having pills on daily basis can have a large effect on an individual's quality of life, and even a small reductions in quality of life like those found in this study, can have very large effects on the cost-effectiveness of that drug for a population.

The study is published in Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal of American Heart Association.

Source: ANI


Recommended Reading

Latest Research News

Over 200 Americans At Risk Of Fungal Meningitis
Over 200 Americans in Mexico are at an increased risk of meningitis, the inflammation of the meninges.
 Carrying Alzheimer's Disease Genes May Increase the Risk of Developing Epilepsy
Is there a link between epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease? Yes, certain genes associated with Alzheimer's disease may increase the risk of developing epilepsy.
Insomnia Drug Class may Not Increase Exacerbation Risks
More research is needed to understand the risks of hypnotics among COPD patients and then optimize treatment strategies.
New Treatment Protocol for Brain Hemorrhage
Among hemorrhage patients, combination treatment protocol compared to usual care reduced poor functional outcomes.
How Can Life Stressors Affect Multiple Sclerosis Flares?
Life stressors were found to lead to multiple sclerosis, revealed study.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Over 30pc People Prefer Shorter Life Than Taking Daily Pills Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests