Mayo tests heart health guidelines

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The world famous Mayo Clinic is once again creating a buzz in the medical community.

On Thursday, the health giant released their findings on 2013 heart health guidelines backed by the American Heart Association. Some consider those guidelines controversial because they suggest that most diabetics should be on statins to lower their cholesterol. However, Mayo’s research is pointing them in a different direction. “We differ and believe that certain diabetic individuals that maybe at a lower risk may not necessarily need to be on statin medication,” Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Iftikhar Kullo said.

Kullo says Mayo agreed with most of the guidelines but says they will continue to study the topics. As always, health experts suggest you talk to your doctor before trying these guidelines.

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