CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION / RESEARCH LETTER
 
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Introduction:
Understanding the effect of statins on epicardial adipose tissue is important as it may help reduce the negative impact of EAT-derived molecules on the cardiovascular system. Thus, there is need for a systematic review to assess the impact of statin therapy on EAT.

Material and methods:
The study utilized Scopus, PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science to gather relevant studies until September 2023. Comprehensive Meta-Analysis V4 software was used.

Results:
The findings indicated a significant decrease in EAT after treatment with statins (SMD: -0.507, 95% CI: -2.536, 1.521, p=0.021).

Conclusions:
Statins appear to have exert an additional cardiovascular therapeutic effect by decreasing EAT.

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ISSN:1734-1922
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