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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.
Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

New position paper recommends sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages for better treatment

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

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