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Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries, narrowing or even blocking them.
Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Study finds more severe coronary artery disease in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors after chest irradiation

Study finds more severe coronary artery disease in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors after chest irradiation

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

GPs’ advice on secondary prevention medications disregarded by some stroke survivors, study finds

GPs’ advice on secondary prevention medications disregarded by some stroke survivors, study finds

New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Study: Patients with elevated cholesterol levels face greater risk for rotator cuff surgery failure

Study: Patients with elevated cholesterol levels face greater risk for rotator cuff surgery failure

EuroPrevent 2017 to explore innovative ideas in preventive cardiology

EuroPrevent 2017 to explore innovative ideas in preventive cardiology

Researchers find link between low general cognitive ability and elevated risk of not taking statins

Researchers find link between low general cognitive ability and elevated risk of not taking statins

Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

UIC chemists pinpoint role of cholesterol in cells

UIC chemists pinpoint role of cholesterol in cells

TMDU researchers identify metabolic pathway crucial for embryo development

TMDU researchers identify metabolic pathway crucial for embryo development