Statin treatment and healthy adherer effects

Statin treatment and healthy adherer effects Osteoporos Int (2017) 28:2737–2738 DOI 10.1007/s00198-017-4067-3 LETTER 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 T. An & J. Hao & S. Sun & R. Li & M. Yang & G. Cheng & M. Zou Received: 6 April 2017 /Accepted: 26 April 2017 /Published online: 29 May 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2017 Dear Editor, Secondly, does the adherence to drug therapy mean a gen- We sincerely thank Donzelli and colleagues [1] for their com- eral healthy behaviour? In a study of the healthy users and ments on our work [2]. Regarding the comments, we would healthy adherer bias [6], adherent statin users did not have a like to reply as follows. healthier lifestyle compared with non-adherent statin users. Statin users tended to be more overweight (OR = 1.15, 95% Firstly, the healthy adherer was first proposed in 1980 when the healthy adherer effect which offered protection from CI 0.89–1.47), drink more alcohol (OR = 1.36, 95% CI 1.15– cardiovascular events and mortality [3]. Subsequently, some 1.62), do more exercise (OR = 1.31, 95% CI 0.79–2.16) and randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and observational trials were have a healthier diet (OR = 1.32, 95% CI 1.05–1.67). carried out Osteoporosis International Springer Journals

Statin treatment and healthy adherer effects

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