This just popped up in my email this morning from Nutrition Data News
The Ever-Expanding Market for Statin Drugs
Cholesterol-lowering drugs aren't just for those with high cholesterol anymore. A panel of experts recently advised the FDA to approve the use of a popular cholesterol-lowering medication in millions of people with healthy cholesterol levels.
We've known for years that statin drugs do more than lower cholesterol; they also reduce systemic inflammation. The panel calculates that prescribing statins for people who have normal cholesterol but elevated inflammation markers could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes a year.
Although the price tag—$2,000 a year and a host of risks and potential side effects—is not insignificant, the benefits would appear to outweigh the costs. Unless, of course, there were a safer and cheaper way to reduce inflammation.
Here is the blog link if your interested:
Not a word about grains. So sad!