Currently, doctors prescribe statins to reduce blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Most often the drugs in this group are assigned based on age, however, a new study shows that even young people need the use of statins.
Doctors should recommend statins and young people Researchers from the Medical center McGill ( (McGill University), located in Canada, came to the conclusion that diseases of the cardiovascular system rejuvenated and the use of statins in young people could prevent a number of diseases.
Dr. George Thanassoulis (George Thanassoulis), Director of the center for preventive and genomic cardiology, noted that at least 9.5 million young people who have a low risk of disease could be avoided with regular use of statins. Doctors, despite high levels of lipoproteins in the blood of young people, rarely prescribe them statins because of age.
Scientists estimate that targeting statin therapy in this group could prevent an additional 266,000 attacks congestive heart failure and strokes in the next 10 years. These findings, scientists were allowed to do a national study, during which analyzed the medical data of 2134 participants in the United States.