Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

Studying the effects of statins on healthy ageing

We have now ceased recruitment for this trial as we have successfully reached our recruitment target of 9,971 participants.

STAREE is a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled primary prevention trial investigating whether a cholesterol lowering medication known as a statin can prolong good health and maintain independence amongst older people.

STAREE is funded by a NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) grant and is coordinated by Monash University (Melbourne) in collaboration with Curtin University and General Practitioners across Australia.

To be eligible to participate you had to be:

  • 70 years of age or older in good health
  • Currently not taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication)
  • No previous history of heart disease, stroke, dementia or diabetes
  • Living independently in the community

Participant annual visits are continuing with Curtin Research Nurses.   Due to Covid 19 restrictions some of these visits may be conducted by phone.

STAREE-HEART sub study – some participants in STAREE are also participating in a sub study investigating the effects of states on Atrial Fibrillation.

For further information about the trial please contact us by telephone on 1800 770 664 or email or visit the website

Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number HR113/2015)

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