But don't get on the statin boat just yet. 1) The study was funded by Crestor's manufacturer, AstraZeneca. 2) The top cardiologists in the country are calling into question the CRP test used to determine the low risk that benefits from the drug. 3) Millions of people would have to be on the prescription for years before any heart disease is prevented, even a single case. 4) Side effects were not addressed.
High cholesterol is not itself a disease. It is a risk factor that can be decreased by diet, exercise, and lesser prescription meds.