Many chronic kidney disease patients 'should take statins'

November 14, 2014 10:15 AM

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Many chronic kidney disease patients 'should take statins'

However, the study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, also reports that 50% of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who should be in receipt of statins are not taking the cholesterol-lowering medication.

Co-author of the study Dr. Lisandro Colantonio, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, says the findings show "there is an unmet treatment need and a missed opportunity for lowering heart disease risk among patients with CKD."

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