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"When it comes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, the most important part of the management plan are the changes in lifestyle that can be made. Stopping smoking, being active and eating and drinking healthily are the priority...For those patients who may benefit from taking a statin we can discuss the pros and cons of medication. But this is not an either or option. Taking a statin may provide benefit by reducing cholesterol but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about lifestyle change. Lifestyle change is the focus," says Dr Samuel Finnikin, GP, Sutton Coldfield and clinical research fellow, University of Birmingham #blood #heart #cardio #NHS #health #wellbeing #fat #statin

"When it comes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, the most important part of the management plan are the changes in lifestyle that can be made. Stopping smoking, being active and eating and drinking healthily are the priority...For those patients who may benefit from taking a statin we can discuss the pros and cons of medication. But this is not an either or option. Taking a statin may provide benefit by reducing cholesterol but it doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about lifestyle change. Lifestyle change is the focus," says Dr Samuel Finnikin, GP, Sutton Coldfield and clinical research fellow, University of Birmingham #blood #heart #cardio #NHS #health #wellbeing #fat #statin

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