Statins may benefit women as much as men

January 28, 2015 9:22 PM

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(Reuters Health) – A large international analysis finds that statin drugs reduce heart risk factors like high cholesterol as effectively in women as they do in men.

The results, based on pooled data from 22 clinical trials, include a finding that reductions in deaths from any cause were similar for men and women taking statins. There has been debate over whether statins benefit women as much as they do men.

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