‘Fake news and ageism’ keeping statins from older people

Offering statins to all over-75s could prevent 8,000 deaths from heart failure and stroke, researchers say

Thousands of deaths and the wrecking of many lives by disability could be averted if doctors routinely offered a daily statin pill to older people, scientists say.

They blame misinformation about the side-effects of statins, together with society’s ageism, for the low uptake among older people, who are at highest risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.

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‘Fake news and ageism’ keeping statins from older people