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Lipid lowering drugs in diabetes: Abstract was misleading

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1272 (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1272
  1. Mieke L van Driel, editor, Minerva Belgian Journal for Evidence Based Medicine (mieke.vandriel@ugent.be),
  2. Pierre Chevalier, editor, Minerva Belgian Journal for Evidence Based Medicine
  1. Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 UZ 1K3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
  2. Centre Universitaire de Médecien Générale, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

    EDITOR—The meta-analysis by Costa et al tackles clinically relevant issues by evaluating the effect of lipid lowering treatment in primary compared with secondary prevention and diabetic patients compared with non-diabetic patients.1 The authors' conclusions as reported in the abstract may have important implications for guide-line recommendations and marketing of …

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