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The use of statins appears to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, regardless of a person's baseline cardiovascular risk. COMMENT: should everyone be on a statin? Reducing risk in one area (cardiovascular) does not necessarily mean overall health is improved. Nevertheless, this is suggestive and statins overall appear to be beneficial in many people.

Ann Intern Med. 2012 Oct 16;157(8):JC4-2.    (retrieved Oct, 2012). There are currently 885 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2018 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.