Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1498 , Segment 1
Episode: Statin & Nocebos, Hydrogen Fuel, Conversations
- Dec 28, 2020 9:00 pm
- 6:50 mins
Statins, used for lowering cholesterol, are among the most widely-prescribed drugs in America, but many patients experience side affects. One clinical trial where researchers swapped the statins people were taking with just plain old placebo pills–and those people still reported the unpleasant side-effects. Matthew Shun-Shin is a cardiologist and lecturer at Imperial College London who worked on the statin clinical trial. (Originally aired Nov 24, 2020).