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US Authorities Mulling on Whether to Add Anti-Cholesterol Drugs to Drinking Water

by Kathy Jones on January 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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 US Authorities Mulling on Whether to Add Anti-Cholesterol Drugs to Drinking Water

The normal drinking water in the United States could be turned into a medicinal drink with the US health authorities mulling the possibility of adding anti-cholesterol drugs in the drinking water supply.

According to reports, the US health authorities want the addition of statins in the drinking water which will help the drinkers reduce cholesterol and thereby avoid the risk of heart disease. Statins are artificially produced drugs that are known to reduce cholesterol and help people with heart disease.

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While many health experts have admitted that adding statins to drinking water could prove to be beneficial, recent studies have proved that the consumption of such drugs could be harmful for people who do not have cholesterol or heart disease.

According to the recently published research by Cochrane Library, "Statins should only be prescribed to those with heart disease, or who have suffered the condition in the past. Researchers warn that unless a patient is at high risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, statins may cause more harm than good."



Source: Medindia
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