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Date of publication: August 2017
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Current UK guidelines recommend that people with a 1 in 10 chance of developing CVD at some point in the next 10 years should be offered statins. The researchers say men who took statins during the trial period were about 25% less likely to get heart disease or have a major event like a heart attack or stroke during the trial, and in the 20 years afterwards. The results of this new analysis led the researchers to conclude that more people with high cholesterol should be offered statins.
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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines