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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.
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

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

People living with HIV have increased risk for heart diseases and face health challenges

People living with HIV have increased risk for heart diseases and face health challenges

Study finds new evidence that it is unnecessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

Study finds new evidence that it is unnecessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

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