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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 confirms the link between gut disorders and Alzheimer's risk

Study confirms the link between gut disorders and Alzheimer's risk

What is the optimal LDL cholesterol level for patients with cardiovascular diseases?

What is the optimal LDL cholesterol level for patients with cardiovascular diseases?

Seniors with prediabetes should eat better, get moving, but not fret too much about diabetes

Seniors with prediabetes should eat better, get moving, but not fret too much about diabetes

Quality of care, outcomes for stroke patients in VA's health system did not decline during the COVID-19 pandemic

Quality of care, outcomes for stroke patients in VA's health system did not decline during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patients with very narrowed neck arteries have low risk of future stroke, study shows

Patients with very narrowed neck arteries have low risk of future stroke, study shows

Study reveals psychological benefits of statins

Study reveals psychological benefits of statins

The potential role of the gut microbiome in modifying patient responses to statin therapy

The potential role of the gut microbiome in modifying patient responses to statin therapy

Aspirin for non-obstructive coronary artery disease does not reduce major cardiovascular events

Aspirin for non-obstructive coronary artery disease does not reduce major cardiovascular events

Study predicts that different statins exhibit divergent effects on host response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study predicts that different statins exhibit divergent effects on host response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Avasimibe inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and boosts T-cell responses

Avasimibe inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and boosts T-cell responses

Expanding statin prescription could be a cost-effective intervention against cardiovascular disease

Expanding statin prescription could be a cost-effective intervention against cardiovascular disease

Addition of alirocumab to high-intensity statin treatment reduces key measures of plaque vulnerability

Addition of alirocumab to high-intensity statin treatment reduces key measures of plaque vulnerability

Investigational drug vupanorsen reduces non-HDL cholesterol by up to 28%

Investigational drug vupanorsen reduces non-HDL cholesterol by up to 28%

Older people taking statins have lower chance of developing parkinsonism later, study suggests

Older people taking statins have lower chance of developing parkinsonism later, study suggests

Elevated triglyceride levels may increase risk of second stroke, even while on statin therapy

Elevated triglyceride levels may increase risk of second stroke, even while on statin therapy

Link between 'bad' cholesterol and CVD outcomes may not be as strong as previously believed

Link between 'bad' cholesterol and CVD outcomes may not be as strong as previously believed

New smartphone app can calculate users’ genetic risk for coronary artery disease

New smartphone app can calculate users’ genetic risk for coronary artery disease

Study shows the true prevalence of statin intolerance worldwide is between 6 to 10%

Study shows the true prevalence of statin intolerance worldwide is between 6 to 10%

Lung cancer patients with coronary artery calcium burden have greater risk of cardiovascular events

Lung cancer patients with coronary artery calcium burden have greater risk of cardiovascular events

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows