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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 drug reduces LDL cholesterol in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia

New drug reduces LDL cholesterol in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia

People taking placebo pills and statins experienced similar side effects, shows study

People taking placebo pills and statins experienced similar side effects, shows study

Research reveals uncertainty in how to care for patients with certain type of heart attack

Research reveals uncertainty in how to care for patients with certain type of heart attack

Study shows statins can have adverse effects on certain organs

Study shows statins can have adverse effects on certain organs

Statins may lower cancer risk through a pathway unrelated to cholesterol

Statins may lower cancer risk through a pathway unrelated to cholesterol

Research shows 10 or more medications are prescribed to older heart failure patients

Research shows 10 or more medications are prescribed to older heart failure patients

Using GWAS and trans-ancestry comparison to accurately predict risk for coronary artery disease

Using GWAS and trans-ancestry comparison to accurately predict risk for coronary artery disease

Genetic risk scoring of lipoprotein(a) can predict risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Genetic risk scoring of lipoprotein(a) can predict risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Multi-ancestry comparison can accurately predict risk factors for coronary artery disease

Multi-ancestry comparison can accurately predict risk factors for coronary artery disease

Sebum changes in COVID-19 patients, for future testing and prognosis

Sebum changes in COVID-19 patients, for future testing and prognosis

Combined use of three drugs linked with lower lung cancer incidence and mortality

Combined use of three drugs linked with lower lung cancer incidence and mortality

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Gout medication reduces major cardiovascular events in heart patients

Gout medication reduces major cardiovascular events in heart patients

Premenopausal women have favorable long-term outcomes after heart attack, shows study

Premenopausal women have favorable long-term outcomes after heart attack, shows study

Combinations of lipid-lowering therapies could reduce health risk for European patients

Combinations of lipid-lowering therapies could reduce health risk for European patients

Calcified plaque in the arteries better predicts future heart attacks than strokes

Calcified plaque in the arteries better predicts future heart attacks than strokes

Food-based approach reduces LDL cholesterol levels, offers healthcare cost savings

Food-based approach reduces LDL cholesterol levels, offers healthcare cost savings

UArizona researcher aims to deliver statins effectively into the brain of stroke patients

UArizona researcher aims to deliver statins effectively into the brain of stroke patients

Targeting LDL cholesterol to reduce heart disease risk now questioned

Targeting LDL cholesterol to reduce heart disease risk now questioned

New study helps identify patients at higher risk of statin-related myopathy

New study helps identify patients at higher risk of statin-related myopathy