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Cholesterol lowering drugs Statins could decrease the risk of heart attacks in healthy people by 30 per cent, according to a new study.

London, July 1 : Cholesterol lowering drugs Statins could decrease the risk of heart attacks in healthy people by 30 per cent, according to a new study.

In the study of more than 70,000 patients, scientists also found that drugs could slashed the chance of having a stroke by 19 per cent and reduced mortality by 12 per cent in patients without heart disease.

Scientists have called for people without heart disease but with risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, to be given statins.

"Statin use was associated with ­significantly improved survival and large reductions in the risk of major cardiovascular events," the Daily Express quoted cardiologist Dr. Jasper Brugts from Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, who led the study, as saying.

The findings have been published in the British Medical Journal.


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