Inside Health – 18th Feb 2014


Loneliness references


Statin references


The diagrams below, from is  very important.

A good risk calculator would be invisible – it’s shape would overlie perfectly the yellow rectangle where the people who will develop cardiovascular disease over the next decade are represented.

The risk calculators we use are depicted in other colours; Qrisk2 is the best, in pink.

But it is still not very good, meaning that it misses lots of people, and identifies lots of other people at higher risk when they are not.;jsessionid=E73B0348D40FB029610F92007902A564.f02t040[1]

One Response to “Inside Health – 18th Feb 2014”

  1. David February 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    There is a difference between a risk factor and a cause. Why do doctors always try to treat risk factors,not causes- especially for cardiovascular disease?