Dr. Beatrice Golomb and a team of UC San Diego researchers have reported the first large, double-blind, randomized trial to show that statin drugs reduce blood pressure.

Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She directs the UC San Diego Statin Effects Study.The study report was published in Archives of Internal Medicine:

Golomb BA, Dimsdale JE, White HL, Ritchie JB, Criqui MH. Reduction in blood pressure with statins: results from the UCSD Statin Study, a randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Apr 14;168(7):721-7. Read the report

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