Observations Poll results

Should women be offered cholesterol lowering drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39224.456632.59 (Published 24 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1087

In the online poll following our 12 May Head to head debate (BMJ 2007;334:982-3), 19% of 184 respondents said yes and 81% said no. Here are some of the comments we received:

NO “The benefit is too small compared to possible disadvantages.”

YES “Statins are safe and effective drugs. No one disputes their effectiveness in reducing cholesterol, a known cardiovascular risk factor. …

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