Pragmatic Evaluation of events And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in older adults (Preventable)

Purpose of this Study

PREVENTABLE is one of the largest research studies in older adults. The purpose of this study is to learn if taking a statin could help older adults live well for longer by preventing dementia, disability, or heart disease. A statin is a commonly used medication to lower cholesterol. The benefits of taking statins for older adults without heart disease are not fully understood. Results from PREVENTABLE will help us learn if taking a statin is helpful for older adults.

You may qualify if you are:

  • Age 75 and older
  • Community-dwelling (not in assisted living or nursing home)

You may NOT qualify if you:

  • Have heart disease (heart attack or stroke)
  • Have dementia
  • Have a significant disability that limits your basic everyday activities
  • Are using a statin

Duration of Study
The study involves 7 study visits (1-2 in-person visits and 5-6 telephone follow-ups) over the course of approximately 3.5 to 5 years.

Study Procedures

  • Medical history
  • Physical performance
  • Blood tests
  • Gait speed
  • Memory test
  • Questionnaires
  • Telephone follow-ups

UT Health San Antonio
Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
4939 Charles Katz Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229

$25 for each in-person visit

Principal Investigator
Nicolas Musi, MD

Co-Principal Investigator:
Sara Espinoza, MD, MSc

Contact Us
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Meet Your Clinical Research Team

Principal Investigator: Nicolas Musi, MD

Co-Principal Investigator: Sara Espinoza, MD, MSc

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