What Is Statins?

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr Mark Estren
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

Segment Overview
Dr. Mark Estren discusses the reasons that Statin use is so popular despite the side-effects and controversy surrounding their use. Also touched on is more about specific side-effects involved.



Transcription

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Neal Howard: Hello. You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. Our guest in studio today is returning guest, Dr. Mark Estren, PhD. He holds doctorates in psychology and in English, and he’s a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, the author of Statins: Miraculous or Misguided? He’s got affiliations with CBS and ABS News, among others, and we’re here today to talk a little bit about a class of drugs known as statins.

Statins are designed to reduce the effects of cholesterol in our arteries, and we’re going to talk a little bit about whether or not they actually do what they’re supposed to, and some of the side effects and things of that nature. How are you doing today, Mark?

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