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Statins cut heart deaths in men with high cholesterol


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Original randomised trial studied men who had high cholesterol.

Analysed the effects of taking statins or a placebo for five years.

Follow up study looked at heart disease statistics 20 years later.

Men who'd originally taken pravastatin were 26% less likely to have CHD.

The study was published in the Circulation journal.

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Amsterdam University Medical Center.


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