Tired of watching direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertisements on TV? They work well for the drug manufacturers! Researchers found the odds of self-reported high-cholesterol and statin use were significantly higher in those who report viewing the most statin advertisements. This finding held for both men and women, most of whom were actually at low risk for coronary heart disease.
PositiveTip: Watch TV ads for any product with careful discernment to prevent unnecessary purchases.