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Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists

23rd January 2015 08:01

Professor Sir Michael Marmot was quoted in the Telegraph article: 'Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists' by Sarah Knapton.

He said:

“We have to address the root causes of cardiovascular disease. And these are socially determined and progressively more common the more socially disadvantaged people are.

“Therefore we need to make significant changes to the environment in which people are born, live, grow, work and age.

“Choosing healthy lifestyles is more difficult because our society promotes cheap unhealthy foods, low alcohol prices, and car use instead of walking or cycling.”

Visit the Telegraph online to see the full article.