Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

April 22, 2015 11:00 AM

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WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows.

Researchers used a computer simulation to assess whether statins should be routinely taken by adults aged 75 and older to prevent heart disease.

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