Polypill cuts CVD risk by one-third

Largest trial to date shows four in one pill effective for primary prevention: study

A polypill combining four cardiovascular drugs cut the risk of major cardiovascular events by a third over five years, a Lancet study finds. 

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The study looked at the effectiveness of the four-in-one pill in primary and secondary prevention of CVD in rural Iran. 

Researchers found those taking the pill had a 34% lower risk of a CVD event, than those just offered advice, over the five years of the study. 

Researchers compared the effect of the polypill — containing aspirin, atorvastatin,