Features November 2012 Issue

Statins Safe for Older Adults, But Many Not Reaping Their Benefits

Researchers find that too few people are taking the medications.

Despite the widespread use of statins to help combat high cholesterol, recent studies have found that many people who could benefit from the drugs arenít taking them, and that even among those who are on statin therapy, far too many patients arenít reaching their cholesterol goals.

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