Comparison of lycopene and fluvastatin effects on atherosclerosis induced by a high-fat diet in rabbits.
One of these days, I’ll get my deepest wish and this class of drugs will die the death it deserves. For starters, the statin class of drugs is really ineffective at lowering primary cases of heart attacks. The research is incredibly weak, so much so that fatty acids, exercise and now lycopene trump the end point of cardiovascular disease and death. Of course, lifestyle changes are also going to have positive effects that extend far beyond CVD to pretty much every chronic disease.