Heart benefits from cholesterol reduction


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  • Sunday, 13 Jul 2003

IT is important to know that coronary heart diseases are the result of accumulated risk factors. It is also important to note that these various death traps – angina pectoris, heart attacks, sudden death, abnormal heartbeat – are in fact mostly “home made”, a consequence of our lifestyles.  

The results of a new study suggest that one of the steps that we can take towards prevention of heart disease is the lowering of cholesterol. The study in question is the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT), a landmark study that investigates whether newer anti-hypertensive medicines produce greater heart benefits than “older” regimens. 

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