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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.
Cleveland Clinic announces Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020

Cleveland Clinic announces Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020

NIA-funded study to examine overall benefits and risks of statins in older adults

NIA-funded study to examine overall benefits and risks of statins in older adults

Statins, helping or harming?

Statins, helping or harming?

Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles

Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles

Statin use linked with lower risk of developing prostate cancer

Statin use linked with lower risk of developing prostate cancer

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

Study: Aspirin is not recommended for people who never had a heart attack or stroke

Study: Aspirin is not recommended for people who never had a heart attack or stroke

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Higher dosage of statins can increase risk of osteoporosis, shows study

Higher dosage of statins can increase risk of osteoporosis, shows study

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

Combination therapy reduces risk of cardiovascular events in heart patients

Combination therapy reduces risk of cardiovascular events in heart patients

Glowing cholesterol helps researchers to fight cardiovascular disease

Glowing cholesterol helps researchers to fight cardiovascular disease

Study finds increased risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults who discontinued statins

Study finds increased risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults who discontinued statins

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Use of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patients

Use of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patients