Statins do not lower mortality in women with CHD
Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Cardiovascular
The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled
Dietary Modification Trial
Over a mean of 8.1 years, a dietary intervention that reduced total fat intake and increased intakes
of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not significantly reduce the risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD in
postmenopausal women and achieved only modest effects on CVD risk factors, suggesting that more
focused diet and lifestyle interventions may be needed to improve risk factors and reduce CVD risk. “
I would really like to get hold of this article. The study looked at nearly 50,000 women over 8 years, dividing them into two groups- intervention and non-intervention. All were free living so their diet was not clinically controlled.
Article now found http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=202339
Conclusions of the study were as stated above.
Next study to be researched. The argument about Co enzyme Q10 seems to me to be very important. Perhaps the answer is not to take statins until I know they are going to do me more good than harm.