Statins Work In All Adults, Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

November 10, 2008

Researchers have found that statins, used to lower cholesterol, are good for all adults at preventing heart attacks or strokes.<br /> .....Washington (ChattahBox) – Researchers have found that statins, used to lower cholesterol, are good for all adults at preventing heart attacks or strokes.

The study was carried out by researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and focused on a total of 18,000 patients.

The study was called Jupiter and used the cholesterol drug Crestor from the drug maker AstraZeneca.

For the study, half received a placebo while half received statins.

They found that the healthy adults on the statins saw their overall heart attack and stroke reduced by 50%.

This could put over 1 million new people in line to take statins as a health precaution.

The findings were presented in New Orleans at the American Heart Association convention.


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