Possible preventative role of statins

The role of statins in lowering cholesterol (and thus preventing certain types of heart disease) has been shown, but a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine underlined the potential use of statins as a preventative tool for heart health in older men and women. Reports are all over the web, from the New York Times to BBC Science, but the original article is available at the NEJM site. Some excellent commentary addressing the ever-unclear issue of long-term effects can be found at the WSJ Health Blog.

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