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After years of uncertainty, study finds statins can benefit all ages, including those over 75

By February 1, 2019February 4th, 2019No Comments

A new analysis of clinical trials reverses current thinking on giving statins to most people over 75, finding that the cholesterol-lowering drugs benefit all ages with minimal risk.

“There has been a longstanding controversy over whether statins are effective and safe in the elderly,” said the University of Oxford’s Colin Baigent, a member of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration, an international group of doctors and researchers who conducted the analysis.