The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.
President Trump could benefit from more exercise and losing a few pounds, the presidential physician said after Mr. Trump’s annual physical.
It’s not clear that statins prevent first heart attacks and strokes in older patients, and the drugs do have side effects that can be harmful.
By GINA KOLATA March 17, 2017 The first rigorous test of an expensive new drug that radically lowers cholesterol levels found that it significantly reduced the chance that a high-risk patient would have a heart attack or stroke. These were men and women who...