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Statin treatment reduces the risk of heart disease in women

The international study, published in The Lancet, confirms that statins are beneficial not only to women who have already had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke - but also for women who, while they have not yet got heart disease, are at an increased risk of such diseases.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The only reason that statins have any effect on CHD mortality (as opposed to numerous other drugs that also lower LDL cholesterol) is because they are also weak anti-inflammatory drugs.

 

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