Statins cut cardiovascular events by a quarter in people with diabetes

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1348
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    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.

    Professor Rory Collins

    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 …

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