Study: Polypill linked to lower risk of heart disease

01/18/2013 | Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), The

A polypill that includes aspirin, a statin and three blood pressure lowering drugs could lower the lifetime risk of heart disease by 21% in men and 15% in women, a study in Latin America found. The polypill "would be cost-effective and could also be cost-saving," study leader Leonelo Bautista said. The study was published in the journal Health Affairs.

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