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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.
Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Statin use before or after colorectal cancer diagnosis linked with lower risk of premature death

Statin use before or after colorectal cancer diagnosis linked with lower risk of premature death

Pharmacy closures contribute to medication non-adherence among heart patients

Pharmacy closures contribute to medication non-adherence among heart patients

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Study: Lack of physician guidance and fear of side effects are reasons for refusing statins

Study: Lack of physician guidance and fear of side effects are reasons for refusing statins

IgG antibodies play unexpected role in atherosclerosis

IgG antibodies play unexpected role in atherosclerosis

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