TITLE

Review: Cholesterol-lowering treatment with statins reduces all-cause mortality in persons at risk: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Rembold, Christopher
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents comments of the author on a study which found that cholesterol-lowering treatment with statins reduces all-cause mortality in persons at risk. The meta-analysis by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration confirms that lowering LDL cholesterol with statins significantly reduces coronary heart disease mortality, myocardial infarction stroke and coronary revascularization without increasing nonvascular mortality or cancer incidence. Clinical trials showing that statins are superior to other lipid-lowering therapies do not exist.
ACCESSION #
21490776

 

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