Statins definitely work for both sexes

Statins are just as beneficial for women in reducing the risk of CVD as they are for men, according to an Australian analysis of evidence published in The Lancet.

Both women who have had a cardiovascular event and those at increased risk of disease can benefit, say Sydney University researchers.

The analysis resolves long-standing uncertainty, says lead investigator Dr Anthony Keech, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Epidemiology at