whether the Canadian dyslipidemia guidelines are causing too many of the WRONG people to get statins

Experts are debating whether the Canadian dyslipidemia guidelines are causing too many of the WRONG people to get statins.

The 2003 guidelines increased the number of people who should get statins by 27%. The problem is that most of these people are in the low-risk category.

You have to give statins to 9,100 LOW-risk patients, for five years, in order to prevent one death.

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