Statins curb mortality risk in seniors with type 2 diabetes

Older type 2 diabetes patients who took statins were 50% less likely to die of heart-related conditions and had a 53% lower risk of all-cause mortality compared with nonusers, researchers reported in BMJ Open. Statin use also was associated with a lower risk of cardiac death and all-cause mortality among those without diabetes. The observational study involved 5,152 people ages 66 to 96. (8/18)

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