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Studies Boost Case for Increasing Use of Statins

The case for using cholesterol-lowering statins to ward off heart attacks, stroke and death just got another boost from two new medical studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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The case for using cholesterol-lowering statins to ward off heart attacks, stroke and death got another boost from two new medical studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A new set of guidelines in 2013 had expanded by up to 12 million the number of people who would be put on statins, drawing concerns that some of those people wouldn’t need those drugs. But the latest studies found that the new guidelines would save lives and are worth the cost. (Washington Post)

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