Re: Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular events and mortality in old and very old adults with and without type 2 diabetes: retrospective cohort study
From 2015, a published systematic review demonstrated that high LDL-C is inversely associated with mortality in people over 60 years.
Administering statins in old people in order to decrease LDL-C can actually decrease their survival.
One wonders why ethical approval was obtained from the "local ethics committee" and if all 46,864 patients involved in this cohort study were adequately informed on lowering LDL-C risks before signing consent forms.
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