Currently, doctors prescribe statins to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Most of the drugs in this group are prescribed according to age, however, a new study shows that even young people need the use of statins.
Researchers at the McGill University Medical Center in Canada concluded that cardiovascular disease was rejuvenated and the use of statins by young people could prevent a number of diseases.
Dr. George Thanassoulis, director of the Center for Prophylactic and Genomic Cardiology, noted that at least 9.5 million young people who have a low risk of developing the disease could avoid them with the regular use of statins. Doctors, despite the high rates of lipoproteins in the blood of young people, rarely prescribe statins for them because of their age.
Scientists estimated that targeting statin therapy in this group could prevent an additional 266,000 episodes of acute heart failure and strokes in the next 10 years. These findings allowed scientists to make a national study, during which the medical data of 2134 participants in the United States were analyzed.