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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.
Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

A new option for reducing LDL cholesterol in patients at high risk for heart attack, stroke

A new option for reducing LDL cholesterol in patients at high risk for heart attack, stroke

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

Statins protect against brain hemorrhages

Statins protect against brain hemorrhages

Success for new cholesterol-lowering drug

Success for new cholesterol-lowering drug

CT scans used in cancer diagnostics can provide valuable clues to preventing heart problems

CT scans used in cancer diagnostics can provide valuable clues to preventing heart problems

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age, shows study

Physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age, shows study

Anti-inflammatory biologic therapy may prevent heart disease in patients with skin condition

Anti-inflammatory biologic therapy may prevent heart disease in patients with skin condition

New knowledge about high cholesterol treatment for people aged 80 and older

New knowledge about high cholesterol treatment for people aged 80 and older

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

Calcium specks could be key prognostic marker of heart disease in South Asians

Statins reduce the formation of brown adipose tissue

Statins reduce the formation of brown adipose tissue

Women with heart disease report more disparities in care compared with men

Women with heart disease report more disparities in care compared with men

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

Statins associated with low risk of side effects

High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives

Statins are recommended far too often, study shows

Statins are recommended far too often, study shows

Green space linked to reduced risk of heart disease and stroke

Green space linked to reduced risk of heart disease and stroke

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

Fish oil and vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble

Cholesterol-lowering drug reduces chance of having second heart problems or stroke

Cholesterol-lowering drug reduces chance of having second heart problems or stroke