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--Dr. Barbara H. Roberts was a cardiologist & Director of The Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the author of the fascinating book The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-lowering Drugs.
In her book, she says that over the last few decades she had been prescribing statins for her patients when it was indicated, & initially, these medicines seemed safe & reasonably well tolerated. But the more she learned about statins, both from the experiences of her own patients, & in the medical literature, the more concerned she become.
Dr. Roberts will share her point-of-view on:
-Whether statins are a Miracle Cure as they have been touted by many cardiologists to be. How solid is the science behind justifying treating people with statins?
-What are common side effects & how rare are they?
-How about Red Yeast Rice as an alternative?
-Is Cholesterol a vital part of every cell in our bodies & essential for the normal functioning of muscles, nerve cells, & the brain & how she feels they react if they are chronically starved of a chemical necessary for their proper function?
-Do women have more side effects & different results than men?
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