Roger L. Simon

Long Live Lipitor!

I at first became nervous that I had been doing the wrong thing (by taking statins for seven years) when I read this new report that inflammation–measured by something called C-reactive protein or CRP–is more important than cholesterol as an indicator of heart disease, but… zounds… further on I found…

CRP levels were controlled in study participants with high doses of the widely-prescribed statin drugs we know are effective in controlling LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. So statins now appear to be useful in fighting heart disease on two fronts.

All this and Alzheimer’s too!… Of course, the article notes: Other methods that have been shown to lower levels of CRP include maintaining a good diet, exercising, losing weight and quitting smoking. But we won’t worry too much about that.