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A Danish study has found that news stories that focus on the risks or adverse effects of statin drugs may lead people to stop taking the medicines, and probably contribute to increases in heart attacks and deaths.

The researchers tracked 674,000 people who started taking statins between 1995 and 2010, and identified 1,931 statin-related news stories during that time. They graded 110 of the stories as negative, 731 as positive and the rest neutral. The study is online in the European Heart Journal.

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