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Statin users may wrongly feel they have license to pig out, study suggests.

CHICAGO - Ten years of U.S. data suggests cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade - an indication that many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy lifestyles and assuming that drugs alone will do the trick, the study authors said.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The basic refrain for statins is “when diet and exercise don’t work.” Diet and exercise always work. You just need the right diet (anti-inflammatory) and the right exercise.n

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