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March 19, 2019

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Workout of the Day

For time:

Row 500 meters
21 thrusters
Row 1,000 meters
15 thrusters
Row 500 meters
21 thrusters

Men: 135 lb.
Women: 95 lb.

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At-Home Workout

At-Home Workout

Bent-over rows and push-ups


Dr. Nortin Hadler, emeritus professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals, reviews the AstraZeneca-funded JUPITER trial of Crestor (the pharma company’s statin or cholesterol-lowering drug), particularly its claim that there is “unequivocal evidence” of the drug’s effectiveness. In this 2008 article, Hadler concludes, “I'd have to treat a hundred or more people with Crestor for a year to spare one of them a cardiovascular event that they would not have otherwise had. I'd have to treat several hundred for a year to spare one a heart attack, and perhaps hundreds more to spare one a stroke. I am unwilling to even suggest a life-saving benefit. …the reduction of 56 percent may be hard to ignore, but it calls for reflection rather than prescribing zeal. It is a reduction in a very small outcome to an even smaller outcome.”

Read the articleCrestor, by Jove... or Not

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