A study of Statins for reducing events in the elderly [ 2014 - 2018 ]

Also known as: Statins for reducing events in the elderly

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Researchers: Prof Sophia Zoungas (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Stephanie Ward E/Pr Lawrie Beilin Prof Andrew Tonkin Prof Elsdon Storey
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Brief description Statins prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who have already experienced one or are at high risk. Statins are thought to do this by lowering cholesterol levels and improving the function of blood vessels. It is not known whether people 75 years or over should receive this therapy, as past studies have not included older people because they are more likely to suffer from drug side effects. This study will investigate the benefits versus risks of statins in healthy elderly people.

Funding Amount $AUD 5,372,964.88

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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