Simvastatin reduced mortality and vascular events in diabetes mellitus: COMMENTARY

Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth
January 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study related to patients with diabetes mellitus, published in the 2003 issue of the journal "Lancet." Heart protection study participants were selected for having a high risk for cardiovascular disease, not for having high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. The study adds weight to the mounting evidence that treating diabetes with a statin can reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, even though the most common lipid abnormality in diabetes is a combination of low high-density lipoprotein and high triglyceride levels.


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