Nutrition Business Journal

A new era for heart health

With statins under fire and some doubting fish oil, novel cardio supplements gain steam

Look into the typical physician’s toolbox for preventing cardiovascular disease, and you’ll find two dominant tools: statin drugs and a blood test to determine if you need them. Twenty-eight years after pharmaceutical giant Merck rolled out the first cholesterol-lowering prescription drug, Lovastatin, (brand name Mevacor), statins have become the largest-selling class of drugs in the world, with one in four adults over age 40 taking them, and annu

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