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Invited Commentary
June 25, 2012

Statins Work Just as Well in Women as in Men: Comment on “Statin Therapy in the Prevention of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Noncommunicable Disease Epidemiology, Cochrane Heart Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(12):919-920. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2434

Evidence to support the use of statins for preventing recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is strong, derived from individual patient data meta-analysis1 and from systematic reviews of randomized trials.2 This evidence underpins the use of statins in clinical guidelines internationally as an uncontroversial treatment for secondary prevention that is both cost-effective and safe.3-5

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