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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.
Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes meet targets to reduce heart disease risk

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Study finds gaps and gender differences in management of type 2 diabetes

Study finds gaps and gender differences in management of type 2 diabetes

Oral PCSK9-inhibitor highly effective at reducing high levels of LDL cholesterol, studies show

Oral PCSK9-inhibitor highly effective at reducing high levels of LDL cholesterol, studies show

$15 million gift to fund undergraduate programs and graduate student fellowships in life sciences

$15 million gift to fund undergraduate programs and graduate student fellowships in life sciences

New mechanisms for treating impregnable KRAS mutant cancers with statins

New mechanisms for treating impregnable KRAS mutant cancers with statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs not helpful in reducing COVID-related mortality or severity

Cholesterol-lowering drugs not helpful in reducing COVID-related mortality or severity

Statin treatment and COVID-19 mortality

Statin treatment and COVID-19 mortality

Study: Statin treatment slightly lowers COVID-19 mortality

Study: Statin treatment slightly lowers COVID-19 mortality

Physical activity may hasten plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, finds research

Physical activity may hasten plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, finds research

Commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs could be effective in treating ulcerative colitis

Commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs could be effective in treating ulcerative colitis

Blood lipid biomarkers associated with lower risk of ALS

Blood lipid biomarkers associated with lower risk of ALS

Research sheds light on potential biological mechanisms that impact adherence to medications

Research sheds light on potential biological mechanisms that impact adherence to medications

Combination therapy given in fixed doses can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by more than half

Combination therapy given in fixed doses can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by more than half

Daily walnut consumption lowers LDL cholesterol levels and may promote cardiovascular health

Daily walnut consumption lowers LDL cholesterol levels and may promote cardiovascular health

Improving lifestyle and medication use could add healthy years of life after a heart attack

Improving lifestyle and medication use could add healthy years of life after a heart attack

AHA special issue focuses on health disparities among racial, ethnic communities

AHA special issue focuses on health disparities among racial, ethnic communities

Eating more plant-based foods associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease in midlife

Eating more plant-based foods associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease in midlife

Study finds a significant link between statins and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer patients

Study finds a significant link between statins and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer patients

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease

Researchers identify immune protein linked to rare neurodegenerative disease