A study partly funded by NHLBI showed that seniors aged 65 to 74 don’t benefit from taking statins as prevention against cardiovascular disease or mortality. The findings appear in the JAMA Internal Medicine. “No benefit was found when a statin was given for primary prevention to older adults. Treatment recommendations should be individualized for this population,” the article concludes.
Science News: Older adults may not benefit from taking statins
Medpage Today: Analysis: No Statin Primary Prevention Seen for Seniors