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Letters Statins for low risk disease

Increasing the use of statins in people at low cardiovascular risk is difficult

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6901
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.majeed{at}

Although statins reduce cardiovascular events even in people at low risk,1 population benefits from their more widespread use will occur only if a sufficiently high proportion of people at lower cardiovascular risk (whether based on a formal risk assessment or on age alone) are prescribed statins.2 …

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