The Scourge of Statin Denial: A Portrait in Numbers (Infographic)
This infographic, derived from an editorial by Dr. Steven Nissen, outlines the causes, effects and high stakes of widespread misinformation about statins and cholesterol.
Unfounded public distrust of statin drugs contributes to “shockingly low” statin adherence rates and is fueled by a proliferation of online misinformation about statins and cholesterol. So argues Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Chair Steven Nissen, MD, in an editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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This infographic lays out some interesting numbers behind this phenomenon, which Dr. Nissen dubs the “cult of statin denial.” For more detail, including how physicians can counter this trend, see this related post and Dr. Nissen’s full editorial.