They are considered “remarkably safe drugs whose benefits outweigh their risk”, according to Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, preventive medicine chief at Nortwestern. Actually, statins were recommended for only 15 percent of adults.
The preventive medication should be sustained by at lest 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise three or four times a week and by a dietary pattern focused on vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Other nominated food is the low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, beans and healthy oils and nuts.
At the same time, sweets, sweet drinks, red meat, saturated fat and salt must be limited.
On the same day, guidelines to prevent obesity came out.