Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in low-risk elderly patients, a study published in the BMJ !


A team from the Research center Inserm U897 “Epidemiology and biostatistics” based in Bordeaux – France set out to determine the association between use of lipid lowering drugs (statins or fribates) in healthy older people and long term risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. The BMJ (British medicine journal) published a press release about it on last may 20th.

Please find :
– the article from Reuters here.
– the BMJ press release here.

Alpérovitch A, Kurth T, Bertrand M, Ancelin ML, Helmer C, Debette S, Tzourio
C. Primary prevention with lipid lowering drugs and long term risk of vascular events in older people: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2015 May 19;350:h2335.