Saturday, February 14, 2009

Adhering to Statins Leads to Lower All-Cause Mortality

A recent study published in the Archive of Internal Medicine is showing that consistent statin therapy reduces all-cause mortality for both primary and secondary prevention groups. The study, evaluating clinical data for nearly 230, 000 individuals, found that if adhered to (at 90% or more), statin therapy reduces risk by 45% and 51% respectively. A noted strength of the study is that it did not use highly selected participants thus it was able to capture a greater picture of the beneficial effects of statin therapy.