Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 25th, 2002
Women taking statins had a 21% lower risk of heart attack and death related to heart disease and a 33% lower risk of dying from any cause during 4 years of treatment, compared with women who did not take statins. Statin therapy was also associated with a 55% lower risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE, blood clots in veins), a potentially life-threatening problem that can occur in...
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