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October 05, 2019

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Workout of the day

55

For time:

200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge
50 dumbbell box step-ups
50 strict handstand push-ups
200-ft. handstand walk

♀ 35-lb. DB and 20-in. box
♂ 50-lb. DB and 24-in. box

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“For those who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke, starting a long-term statin brings no mortality benefit. Prescribing drugs without explaining the absolute risk reduction is both unscientific and unethical. If increasing numbers of people without heart disease take statins, it will be a victory for vested interests over evidence. … Most of the data on statins is presented using a reduction in relative risks, which inflates the benefit. For example, the Heart Protection Study claimed a 40% reduction in mortality from cardiovascular disease, but the reduction in overall mortality was 0.3% per year. Instead of converting millions of people into statin users, we should all be focusing on the real factors that reduce the risk of heart disease: healthy diets, exercise and avoiding smoking.”

Read the article The noise around statins distracts from its real problems

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