Statins cut cardiovascular events by a quarter in people with diabetesBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1348-b (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1348
- Susan Mayor
Statin treatment reduces major coronary events, revascularisations, and stroke by nearly a quarter in people with diabetes regardless of whether they have occlusive arterial disease or raised cholesterol. This was the finding from a major study published last week.
The Medical Research Council/British Heart Foundation heart protection study randomly allocated 5973 UK adults (aged 40–80 years) with a history of diabetes-90% with type 2 diabetes and …