Statin Might Help More People Fight Heart Disease Than Thought

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The findings do indicate that women could be taking statins for primary prevention, Gotto said. But the specific age group these findings relate to needs to be kept in mind.

Weintraub doubted that the benefit would be seen with all drugs in the class of statins. "There are features in each of the drugs that makes it better or not as good an anti-inflammatory agent," he said.

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The American Heart Association has more on C-reactive protein.

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