• Although a heart-healthy lifestyle is a potent medicine in the management of cardiovascular risk, a large Finnish study finds that many — but not all — patients forgo healthy habits after starting a statin or antihypertensive medication
  • People who get started on medications for their increased cardiovascular risk may let other things slide.
  • Results show that body mass index (BMI) ticked up among all participants, but the average increase was larger among those starting an antihypertensive or statin medication