Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly

Studying the effects of statins on healthy ageing

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 must 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

Participation involves two visits with a Curtin Research Nurse, then annual visits for 5 years. 

Visits are usually conducted at your GP practice. Due to Covid 19 restrictions some of these visits may be conducted by phone.

STAREE-HEART sub study – participants in STAREE are also invited to participate in a sub study investigating the effects of states on AF.

For further information, or to register your interest telephone 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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