On call: Statin therapy
Q. I am 55 years old. My cholesterol counts are normal, but my wife clipped a newspaper article about a study that found statin drugs prevent heart attacks even in people with normal cholesterol. My golfing partners all take cholesterol medication — should I join them?
A. Congratulations on being healthy, having normal cholesterol levels, and having a wife who watches over your health. Congratulations, too, on doing a little homework before you ask your doctor for a prescription.