The use of fibrate drugs, especially fenofibrate, has exploded in recent years. This is despite the findings of a major clinical triak that found no benefit to fibrates when taken with a statin - even in diabetics!
Several leading docs have begun to question this practice even among patitents with high triglycerides (the primary reason for prescribing fibrates). I have my own concerns (which are shared by some docs) considering that natural supplements like niacin and fish oil perform as well or better!
There is a good article on the subjects here:
How about you? Are you taking fibrates, with or sithout a statin? What does your doc say (you should ask)? Do you experience any side effects?
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