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Complex health choices require shared decisions
USA Today

I recently saw a middle-age man in my primary care clinic who asked whether he should continue his cholesterol medication. He was reacting to new Food and Drug Administration warnings on statins, a class of drugs taken by more than 20 million Americans to lower their cholesterol. Though generally safe, statins can slightly increase the risk of diabetes, as well as mild, reversible memory loss, according to the new warnings.