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Four in one polypill halves predicted cardiovascular risk, international study shows

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 27 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3355

Four in one polypill halves the predicted cardiovascular risk,....

Indeed the polypill has the basis of academic theory of 'reduce the
risk' 'reduce the blood pressure' 'reduce the cholesterol'. However, are
we to understand that 'risk' is synonymous with real 'outcomes' despite the
numerous studies done/published?

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 June 2011
Celine M Aranjo
retired senior GP
New South Wales, 2208, Australia