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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.
Use of statins and beta-blockers as prescribed following heart attack associated with living longer

Use of statins and beta-blockers as prescribed following heart attack associated with living longer

FDA announces tentative approval of generic Zoloft

FDA announces tentative approval of generic Zoloft

Angioplasty no better than drugs for heart attack victims who delay treatment

Angioplasty no better than drugs for heart attack victims who delay treatment

Food can have an impact in preventing cancer

Food can have an impact in preventing cancer

Pioglitazone may help slow progression of artery wall thickening

Pioglitazone may help slow progression of artery wall thickening

Cost-effectiveness of lipid screening in Hodgkin's disease survivors

Cost-effectiveness of lipid screening in Hodgkin's disease survivors

Biomarkers in blood indicate likelihood of having another stroke

Biomarkers in blood indicate likelihood of having another stroke

Statins can significantly reduce the incidence of stroke, myocardial infarction

Statins can significantly reduce the incidence of stroke, myocardial infarction

Combination therapy of salmeterol and fluticasone improves survival in patients with COPD

Combination therapy of salmeterol and fluticasone improves survival in patients with COPD

Statins show promise in slowing smoking-induced lung damage

Statins show promise in slowing smoking-induced lung damage

TV advertising of prescription drugs may increase visits to doctor not actual sales

TV advertising of prescription drugs may increase visits to doctor not actual sales

Ultrasound targets angioplasty

Ultrasound targets angioplasty

Cardiovascular disease prevention program for Chile

Cardiovascular disease prevention program for Chile

One of the largest Japanese cardiovascular trials confirms angiotensin receptor blockade protects people who have a wide range of cardiovascular diseases

One of the largest Japanese cardiovascular trials confirms angiotensin receptor blockade protects people who have a wide range of cardiovascular diseases

More aggressive treatment with statins necessary to lower LDL cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome

More aggressive treatment with statins necessary to lower LDL cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome

Lipitor reduces the risk of a second stroke

Lipitor reduces the risk of a second stroke

Lipitor reduces stroke risk

Lipitor reduces stroke risk

Molecular switch that regulates fat and cholesterol production identified

Molecular switch that regulates fat and cholesterol production identified

Statins stop the replication of the hepatitis C virus

Statins stop the replication of the hepatitis C virus

NHS could save 2 billion pounds by switching to generic cholesterol lowering drugs

NHS could save 2 billion pounds by switching to generic cholesterol lowering drugs