Today in the United States obesity is a huge issue. About 24 million Americans take statins already to decrease the risk of heart attack so what if the majority of the country started taking them too? It would bring a handful of other issues into light. Researchers say they don't want this to be taken the wrong way and that a statin is not to be used as a "magic pill." Because this may be used as a solution for our country's over consumption of fast food experts say it could actually increase the intake of fast food in the long run and it might just increase our problem with obesity too.
Dr. Darrel Francis a key person dealing with this study talks a little bit about the idea on Fox News