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About Kary Mullis
Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a way to copy a strand of DNA. (His technique, called PCR, jump-started the 1990s' biorevolution.)
Although the majority of study participants did not have existing cardiovascular disease, they all had cardiovascular risk factors (which varied depending on the trial). Therefore, although some of the newspapers suggest that statins should be given to “all” or “healthy” people above a certain age, this is not strictly the case. If people have existing cardiovascular risk factors, it seems plausible that reduction of one of them, such as cholesterol, will influence risk in some way. How much the risk is reduced may depend on the type of risk factors that the people have, which this review was not able to examine.