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BELLES

Beyond Endorsed Lipid Lowering with EBT Scanning. A trial comparing atherosclerotic plaque burden after aggressive cholesterol lowering with atorvastatin vs moderately aggressive treatment with pravastatin in postmenopausal hypercholesterolaemic women.
 
Conclusion
In postmenopausal women, intensive statin therapy for 1 year caused a greater LDL reduction than moderate therapy but did not result in less progression of coronary calcification.

Logistics
Randomised, double-blind, parallel-group; target enrollment, 600 postmenopausal women.