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Lipid lowering prevents stroke in patients with or without CHD

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-g

Question In patients with or without heart disease, does lowering the lipid concentration decrease the risk of stroke?

Synopsis The authors of this meta-analysis set out to determine whether lipid lowering of any type—we already know that statins work—decreases the likelihood of stroke in patients with or without coronary heart disease (CHD). They started by identifying all 65 randomised controlled trials comparing any intervention with placebo or usual diet, which included a total of …

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