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And our back now a Sunday house call -- your house doctors that are Rosenfeld.
But the fact He does it every week -- -- -- sound and some common medical misconceptions.
This morning Staten drugs you know the drugs that help lower cholesterol.
There's been some talk this past week that potentially Staten drugs -- may be linked to cancer doctors any truth to that which the study about.
Erica I'm very happy to tell you that I don't know of any study.
That suggest He even suggests.
That these drugs raise the risk of cancer -- I think there.
I think that lowering.
Cholesterol it's abnormally.
Is important to the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
And to the best of my knowledge these Staten drugs which lower cholesterol.
Do not increase the risk of cancer.
That's comforting darkness I want to ask you this question a lot of people take Staten drugs and then when their cholesterol becomes normal again they say they don't need to take it anymore.
So -- do you warn your patience to stay on them even once their cholesterol gets down to a healthy level.
Yes because the drop in cholesterol.
Is not perfect.
If you have a high cholesterol take one of these drugs normalize as.
If you stop whatever caused the high cholesterol and the first players is still there and I think area high cholesterol is a threat -- and -- this Staten drugs can lower it to normal levels without.
Causing side effects sometimes the key senators and some people can take them.
But if you are tolerating it well.
Cholesterol comes down stay with it and -- talked about the benefits of Staten drugs here many many times over the past few years -- I mean I'm a cardiologist.
And maybe -- focus on cholesterol too much but I do know.
That there is an association between high cholesterol and vascular disease clots and so on so that if you can.
Take a Staten drugs can be tolerated and lower your cholesterol you're better off than not taking it.
Great -- -- we know good health starts very early and many mothers and doctors believe that breastfeeding is best and now there's a new study that suggests.
A breast milk only diet for six months or more reduces the chances of a child developing.
Breathing problems this sounds like new information -- I guess it's new but the breathing problems you refer to our asthma.
And these children who are kept -- breast milk for at least six months after birth.
Have a lower risk of asthma related breathing problems.
Well that's good news yeah.
And we've heard a lot about of the problems dealing with secondhand smoke we've talked about that this morning like -- and potentially higher cancer risks but now a new study.
Even shows that secondhand smoke could be linked to problems with hearing and is -- seems to be a lot of problems with secondhand smoke.
You're absolutely right the evidence is that.
-- teenager for example living in an environment.
With secondhand when it was Susan and her father or mother who smokes and -- -- -- exposed to the smoke from chronic -- do.
Or -- have the risk of hearing us what the mechanism is I don't know.
I don't know how the smoke inhalation can affect the hearing but there -- research and data showing and the kid.
Are exposed to secondhand smoke at home.
Does have hearing loss or -- have hearing loss and you and so that's another reason if you're smoking to stop.
That's -- -- needed another reason only costly says don't smoke and He can quit right -- right.
Thank you doctor meanwhile are.
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