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The puzzle of why more women don’t take preventive drugs
Los Angeles Times

The millions of Americans who take a pill each day to drive down their cholesterol or blood pressure do not generally think of themselves as “sick.” They believe that they are treating one thing — high cholesterol or blood pressure — and helping to prevent something worse: a heart attack or stroke.

For women who worry about becoming the oft-quoted “1 in 8″ who will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, two well-established drugs can do for breast cancer what statins and blood pressure drugs do for heart attacks and strokes: drive down their odds of happening.

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