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    Ginny in CO

    http://www.boston.com/...

    Many doctors say, why not? But a review study by the Cochrane Collaboration, a nonprofit research organization, suggests otherwise. The review, which analyzed 14 trials involving the use of statins to prevent heart disease in low-risk patients, found only “limited evidence’’ that the drugs provide significant benefits, especially in women, and urged that “caution should be taken when prescribing statins’’ to prevent heart disease.
    Also notice the different results mentioned in the article between independent research and researchers with conflict of interest.

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