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Heart Health

29 June 2010

Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease

There's little evidence that they actually prevent the condition, researchers say

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In people with a history of heart disease, statin therapy is known to reduce the risk of complications from the illness and premature death, the British researchers noted. But they said their new meta-analysis of previously published studies -- along with the known risks that statins pose to certain people -- calls into question the benefits of statins to prevent the development of heart disease.

 

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