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    Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests

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    Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests

    Post by graham64 on Wed Aug 02 2017, 22:25

    Almost all men over 60 and women over 75 should be eligible for statins, according to a new analysis.

    After examining guidance on which patients should be offered statin therapy, researchers calculated 11.8 million English adults are eligible for the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/01/nearly-all-men-over-60-and-women-over-75-eligible-for-statins-analysis-suggests

    Meanwhile this conclusion from a new study 


    Effect of Statin Treatment vs Usual Care on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention Among Older Adults
    The ALLHAT-LLT Randomized Clinical Trial

    Conclusions and Relevance  No benefit was found when pravastatin was given for primary prevention to older adults with moderate hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and a nonsignificant direction toward increased all-cause mortality with pravastatin was observed among adults 75 years and older.

    http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2628971


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    Re: Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests

    Post by chris c on Fri Aug 04 2017, 00:09

    Oh FFS! Has anyone EVER shown any health improvement for statins in women?

    I could be wrong but I think ALLHAT was one of the studies NOT funded by statin manfacturers so more likely to be realistic.
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    Re: Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests

    Post by graham64 on Fri Aug 04 2017, 22:54

    @chris c wrote:Oh FFS! Has anyone EVER shown any health improvement for statins in women?

    I could be wrong but I think ALLHAT was one of the studies NOT funded by statin manfacturers so more likely to be realistic.

    Give the conclusion of the ALLHAT study I reckon your right it would be an unbiased study untainted by big pharma's $$$$$


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    Re: Nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 eligible for statins, analysis suggests

    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 07 2017, 23:00

    Meanwhile

    https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/07/29/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxxiii/

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