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Statins as effective for women as men for cutting heart disease, stroke risk

Statins are not just good for men, as a new study has shown that they also helps slash risk of heart disease or stroke in women.

London: Statins are not just good for men, as a new study has shown that they also helps slash risk of heart disease or stroke in women.

According to a research, which studied data from 27 trials featuring 46,675 female and 127,474 male patients found that statins, which work by lowering "bad" cholesterol, cut the risk of death for both sexes, the Daily Express reported.

Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the study, said that women usually didn't realize that they were more likely to have a heart attack than breast cancer, but now study should assure them that they would get same benefits from statins as men.

The research is published in the Lancet.

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