statins can prevent MIs and strokes in a wide range of patients

In case there were any doubts, there's now evidence that statins can prevent MIs and strokes in a wide range of patients.

This comes from the huge Heart Protection Study...the largest statin study so far.

It shows that simvastatin reduces the risk of MI, stroke, and revascularization by at least a third...in patients with risk factors for heart disease, but not necessarily high cholesterol.

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