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Don't Eat at This Time

From eNewsletter 7/10/2024


DID YOU KNOW that If national guidelines are revised to incorporate a new risk equation, about 40% fewer people could meet criteria for cholesterol-lowering statins to prevent heart disease, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine?


The researchers estimated 10-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using the Predicting Risk of cardiovascular disease EVENTs (PREVENT) equations and compared the results to risk estimated using the previous tool, known as Pooled Cohort Equations (PCE). The PREVENT equations were developed by the American Heart Association to more accurately represent risk across the current U.S. population, as the PCE equations were based on patient data that were decades old and lacked diversity.


This would be a welcome public health measure as there are millions who are taking statins unnecessarily.


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