Cholesterol and Older Adults

Higher total cholesterol was associated with a lower risk of noncardiovascular mortality in older adults. This association varied across the late-life span and was stronger in older age groups.  This was from a study in the Journal of American Geriatrics in October of this year.  So should we be treating these patients with statins?  Probably not.  But what about our quality numbers?  Uh….they may need to revise the indicators. But….but….and now you know why this job is so confusing and we need to be able to adapt when more information keeps coming.

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