Scientists want cholesterol pills with fast food

August 13, 2010 3:01:07 PM PDT
How about some cholesterol lowing pills to go with your burger and milkshake?

Researchers at the Imperial College London are suggesting that fast food restaurants include statins to help prevent heart disease.

Scientists believe taking the drugs would offset the effect of eating unhealthy meals.

They calculated that a statin a day can neutralize the risk of cardiovascular disease linked to a daily intake of a seven ounce cheese burger and a small milkshake.

Other doctors point out that statins would not neutralize all the negative effects of an unhealthy diet.

They also say the suggestion in the "American Journal of Cardiology" should not be taken literally.


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