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Statins: Working for Everyone

KEY POINT

Even though studies on HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors were conducted in primarily middle-aged men, new analyses confirm their effectiveness in both men and women as well as in both middle-aged and elderly patients.

SOURCES

LaRosa JC et al. Effect of statins on risk of coronary disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. JAMA. 1999;282:2340–6.