Why are women less likely to be prescribed statins than men?

Posted by on May 5, 2016 6:49 pm
Categories: health

Statins are equally effective at decreasing risk of coronary events in men and women, and yet women are less likely to be prescribed these cholesterol-lowering drugs than men. A new study identifies four factors that may account for this disparity, pointing to interventions and additional research that will be needed to help overcome this sex disparity and reduce cardiovascular risk for women.

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