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A large study has shown conclusively that statin treatment reduces the risk of heart disease in women, say the researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford.

The international study, published in The Lancet, confirms that statins are beneficial not only to women who have already had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke – but also for women who, while they have not yet got heart disease, are at an increased risk of such diseases.

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