Page changed: A1c and High Post-Meal Blood Sugar Predict Heart Attack
Added link to New York Times study reporting on major new research that shows that statins are effective in people with elevated CRP (C-reactive protein) a measure of inflammation.
Note that as reported in the New York Times HERE this study is being used to argue that EVERYONE should take statins, but in fact, it proves quite the opposite. Get your CRP tested and if it is not elevated, you probably don't need to take statins.
This study appears to confirm what many have begun to suspect--that whatever benefit there is from taking statins has nothing to do with their impact on cholesterol levels, but results from the fact that they have an anti-inflammatory effect on blood vessels.
This probably explains why half of those who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol.