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Statins cut heart deaths in men with high cholesterol

07-Sep-2017

Key points from article :

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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Scientific Journal providing information about cardiovascular health and diesases.

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Public research university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

Academia

Public research university for UK and international students

Academia

Public research university.