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staree trial

1000th volunteer enters world-first trial to determine whether cholesterol lowering drugs improve health

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability. Targeting people aged 70 years and above, the trial has reached an important

Medicine & health
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How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

Now the debate has reignited with the publication of a new analysis that casts doubt on their benefit for people over the age of 65, and raised concern of the potential for harm in people aged over 75.

Medicine & health
Locals sought for statin trial

Locals sought for world-first medical trial

East and South Gippsland residents are being asked to contribute to a world-first medical trial into whether a widely used anti-cholesterol drug could hold the key to prevent heart attacks, strokes and even dementia in the older population.

Medicine & health
Diabetes

Monash National Diabetes Centre of Excellence

A new Centre of Excellence in diabetes at Monash has been accredited by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC). Monash Diabetes in association with the Monash Centre for Health...

Diabetes

Monash National Diabetes Centre of Excellence

A new Centre of Excellence in diabetes at Monash has been accredited by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC). Monash Diabetes in association with the Monash Centre for Health...

older people

World first trial to test whether statins prolong good health

Monash University has launched the world’s largest study to look at whether statins – used to lower cholesterol - can help people live longer, healthier lives. The study - which...

older people

World first trial to test whether statins prolong good health

Monash University has launched the world’s largest study to look at whether statins – used to lower cholesterol - can help people live longer, healthier lives. The study - which...

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NHMRC project grants support vital research

Research focused on traumatic brain injury, obesity and the health of the elderly are just some of the 113 Monash projects to be recognised with major funding grants announced by...