Over half of patients taking statins for primary prevention do not achieve guideline recommended LDL cholesterol levels two years after starting treatment, new research shows. A UK prospective cohort study involving over 165, 411 patients also found that 84,609 (51.2%) had a ‘sub-optimal’ (<40% reduction in baseline LDL-C within 24 months) response to statin therapy. ...
1 in 2 people are ‘poor responders’ to statins
By Nicola Garrett
17 Apr 2019