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The JUPITER Study and Your Cardiovascular Risk

By Heart Disease, Preventive Medicine One Comment

The JUPITER study (just published in the New England Journal of Medicine) solidly demonstrates that treatment of healthy middle-age and older people with low cholesterol values but elevated levels of an inflammatory marker (high-sensitivity CRP) with a powerful statin (Crestor) can substantially reduce the incidence of heart attacks, strokes and death. We need to reconsider our use of this test and its place in our approach to cardiovascular risk evaluation and treatment in each of our patients.

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