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Study supports benefit of statin use for older adults

By: Dara K. Lee Lewis, MD, Contributor Statin drugs have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young and middle-aged adults. With older adults (those 75 and over), the benefits are less clear. But a recent study published in the European Heart Journal suggests that there is in fact a benefit to statin use in this older population. …

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