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Combined forces of ‘polypill’ cut down heart disease

John Kerr posted in on May 27th, 2011.

An international study involving New Zealand patients and researchers has shown that a pill containing  a combination of treatments has significant impact on heart disease in at-risk individuals. The international randomized controlled trial tested the efficacy of the ‘polypill’ in reducing risk factors for heart-disease, such as blood pressure and cholesterol. The pill contains a […]

3 News/NZPA: Statins work, but little help for low-risk patients

Peter Griffin posted in on January 27th, 2011.

In the last few years, the use of statins as a protective measure against heart attacks, even in people with a low risk of them, has grown significantly. Now, new research suggests that statins aren’t necessarily preventative against heart attacks for people who already have a low risk of them, and health experts are suggesting […]

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