1 in 2 people are ‘poor responders’ to statins

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. ...

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