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Statins continue to produce vascular benefits in older adults

KEY POINT

Statins produce a significant reduction in major vascular events in older adults, including those older than 75 years, and older adults with established vascular disease receive greater benefits than those without vascular disease, according to a meta-analysis published in Lancet.

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Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration. Efficacy and safety of statin therapy in older people: a meta-analysis of individual participant data from 28 randomised controlled trials. Lancet. 2019;393(10170):407–15.

Cheung B, et al. Never too old for statin treatment. Lancet. 2019;393(10170):379–80.