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How disappointing to see a News item in the BMJ that reports relative
risk reductions alone, instead of absolute risk reductions and/or NNT
figures. The more so because it is precisely because of the low ARR that
widespread use of statins in primary prevention is of dubious value,
though there was no way of evaluating this from the article. When is the
BMJ going to consistently follow its own advice to authors?