January 31, 2012

Statins Just as Effective for Women as Men, Study Finds


…While the researchers did not find a significant difference between men and women in the way statins work, they still cautioned that not enough data had yet been collected from women to mark a clear distinction. Twice as many studies were initially excluded from review because the researchers said they lacked information on the sex of the patients studied.  "This study just screams for the need for sex-specific reporting," said Dr. Sharonne Hayes, director of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study.

ABC News, 01/30/2012

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinc's Women's Heart Clinic, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research, statins, Women's Health

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