Statins Similarly Effective in Men and Women, Columbia University Study  
6/26/2012 8:00:42 AM

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are just as effective for women as for men in preventing heart problems in people who have already had a heart attack or stroke, according to a U.S. study. Although statins are widely used for so-called secondary prevention - to stop repeat heart attacks and strokes - some analyses have questioned whether they work as well in women as in men, said Jose Gutierrez at Columbia University in New York, who led the study.