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