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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.
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

Migraine increases vascular disease risk in women

Migraine increases vascular disease risk in women

Microvascular disease burden tied to CVD outcomes in diabetic patients

Microvascular disease burden tied to CVD outcomes in diabetic patients

Raised lipoprotein(a) could account for a quarter of FH cases

Raised lipoprotein(a) could account for a quarter of FH cases

Model may guide statin treatment in diabetes patients

Model may guide statin treatment in diabetes patients

Study identifies sex differences in statin therapy among coronary artery disease patients

Study identifies sex differences in statin therapy among coronary artery disease patients

Study shows short-term statin treatment does not benefit heart surgery patients

Study shows short-term statin treatment does not benefit heart surgery patients

Study confirms under-utilization of medication in patients after bypass surgery

Study confirms under-utilization of medication in patients after bypass surgery

New research suggests fasting not required before cholesterol, triglyceride measurement

New research suggests fasting not required before cholesterol, triglyceride measurement

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not reduce colorectal cancer risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not reduce colorectal cancer risk

New molecule-building method may have great impact on pharmaceutical industry

New molecule-building method may have great impact on pharmaceutical industry

Metabolic pathway activates cell signaling protein to promote breast cancer metastasis

Metabolic pathway activates cell signaling protein to promote breast cancer metastasis

Evolocumab could be more effective than ezetimibe in lowering cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients

Evolocumab could be more effective than ezetimibe in lowering cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients