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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.
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

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis

Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

NHS Health Checks may have prevented up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes, review reveals

NHS Health Checks may have prevented up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes, review reveals

Reducing cholesterol to level of newborn baby lowers cardiovascular disease risk, research finds

Reducing cholesterol to level of newborn baby lowers cardiovascular disease risk, research finds

Common anti-cholesterol drugs show promise for reducing Alzheimer's disease risk

Common anti-cholesterol drugs show promise for reducing Alzheimer's disease risk

PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations that lower bad cholesterol affect risk of cardiovascular events

PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations that lower bad cholesterol affect risk of cardiovascular events

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

Statins can help prevent first time heart attacks, strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors

USPSTF recommends use of low- to moderate-dose statins for preventing CVD events in adults

USPSTF recommends use of low- to moderate-dose statins for preventing CVD events in adults

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

High-intensity statin treatments increase survival rates in patients with cardiovascular disease

High-intensity statin treatments increase survival rates in patients with cardiovascular disease

Risk and reality do not always match up in prostate cancer biopsies, research suggests

Risk and reality do not always match up in prostate cancer biopsies, research suggests

Small changes in diet can reduce CVD risk by 30%

Small changes in diet can reduce CVD risk by 30%

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

Study evaluates link between lowering LDL-C and CV risk reduction across statin and nonstatin therapies

Study evaluates link between lowering LDL-C and CV risk reduction across statin and nonstatin therapies