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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.
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

HIJ-PROPER trial: Intensive cholesterol-lowering regimen in ACS patients shows no better outcomes

HIJ-PROPER trial: Intensive cholesterol-lowering regimen in ACS patients shows no better outcomes

Small dense HDL particles protectively linked to coronary heart disease risk

Small dense HDL particles protectively linked to coronary heart disease risk

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

Omega-3 PUFA biomarkers demonstrate benefits for fatal CHD

Omega-3 PUFA biomarkers demonstrate benefits for fatal CHD

Older adults with high LDL-C live longer than peers with low levels of same cholesterol, say experts

Older adults with high LDL-C live longer than peers with low levels of same cholesterol, say experts

Real-world analysis questions very low LDL targets

Real-world analysis questions very low LDL targets

Statins can lower infection risk by 58% in stroke patients

Statins can lower infection risk by 58% in stroke patients

Neutral atherosclerosis trial highlights effectiveness of optimal medical therapy

Neutral atherosclerosis trial highlights effectiveness of optimal medical therapy

Scientists reveal how ER+ breast cancer uses cholesterol-based molecule to evade anti-hormone treatments

Scientists reveal how ER+ breast cancer uses cholesterol-based molecule to evade anti-hormone treatments