Statins in Older People? It’s Complicated

A recent study looked at whether statin use helps prevent heart issues in older people, with and without diabetes. In participants with diabetes, statins did significantly reduce the incidence of atherosclerotic CVD by 24% and all-cause mortality by 16% in those age 75–84 years. However, no benefit was seen in people with type 2 diabetes who are age 85 and older.  In elderly people without diabetes, statins had little effect in lowering of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) or mortality risk. Read more

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