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CRESTOR leads in 1st international prospective study of statins in the metabolic syndrome

London, United Kingdom, Monday 6 September 2004. New data from the first international prospective study of statin treatment in people with the metabolic syndrome demonstrate that CRESTORTM (rosuvastatin) achieves excellent results in lowering LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) and raising HDL-C in this important and growing patient population.1 Today's results from the COMETS study, presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Munich, Germany, show that CRESTOR 10mg lowers LDL-C and raises HDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 10mg in patients with the metabolic syndrome and raised LDL-C.1

People with the metabolic syndrome, which affects nearly one in five men and nearly one in four women, are nearly twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease and their risk of heart attack and stroke is threefold.2 ,3 The term 'metabolic syndrome' describes a clustering of three or more cardiovascular risk factors, including abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL-C (or 'good' cholesterol), hypertension and elevated blood glucose.4 For these 'high risk' patients, lowering LDL-C levels is the primary lipid treatment target to reduce their cardiovascular risk, as highlighted in both the US National Cholesterol Education Programme's Adult Treatment Panel III (US NCEP ATP III) guidelines and the recently revised European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice.4-6 Sub-group analyses of long-term studies have also shown that statin treatment in people with the metabolic syndrome can reduce cardiovascular events.7,8

The COMETS study, part of the GALAXY ProgrammeTM, assessed both the effect of CRESTOR 10mg compared to atorvastatin 10mg and placebo at six weeks and, following titration, CRESTOR 20mg and atorvastatin 20mg at 12 weeks. The results in 397 patients with the metabolic syndrome (
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6-Sep-2004


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