Background: Statins alter lipid concentrations. This systematic review determined the efficacy of particular statins, in terms of their ability to alter cholesterol. Review methods: PubMed, the Cochrane Library, references lists of reports, and reviews were searched (September 2001) for randomised, double blind trials of statins for cholesterol in trials of 12 weeks or longer. Mean change in total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides was calculated using pooled dat...Expand abstract
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Citation: Edwards, J. E. & Moore, R. A. (2003). 'Statins in hypercholesterolaemia: A dose-specific meta-analysis of lipid changes in randomised, double blind trials', BMC Family Practice 2003, 4:18.
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Statins in hypercholesterolaemia: a dose-specific meta-analysis of lipid changes in randomised, double blind trials
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