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Statins don’t reduce cardiovascular disease or death in healthy over 75s, study finds

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3830 (Published 06 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3830
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Statins are not associated with a reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) or death in healthy people aged over 75, a study1 published in The BMJ has found.

But in people with type 2 diabetes, statins were related to a reduction in CVD and death from any cause up to the age of 85 years, the authors reported.

Researchers at the University Institute for Primary Care Research Jordi Gol and the Girona Biomedical Research Institute aimed to assess whether treatment with statins is associated with a reduction in CVD and death in old (75 to 84 years) and very old (85 years and over) adults with and without …

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