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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.
Implantable defibrillators benefit women as much as men after heart attack

Implantable defibrillators benefit women as much as men after heart attack

Physicians slow to prescribe newer heart drugs

Physicians slow to prescribe newer heart drugs

Lowering of LDL level shows limited benefit for patients with previous heart attack

Lowering of LDL level shows limited benefit for patients with previous heart attack

Why some people do not respond as well as others to statin therapy

Why some people do not respond as well as others to statin therapy

Drug pravastatin may provide a previously unknown cardiovascular benefit

Drug pravastatin may provide a previously unknown cardiovascular benefit

Cholesterol lowering drugs, including statins, may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease

Cholesterol lowering drugs, including statins, may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease

Aspirin advice ignored by those who need it

Aspirin advice ignored by those who need it

Lack of aggressive treatment for clogged leg blood vessels means missed heart attack prevention opportunity

Lack of aggressive treatment for clogged leg blood vessels means missed heart attack prevention opportunity

Tricor disappoints in diabetes trial

Tricor disappoints in diabetes trial

Role of statin therapy in patients with heart failure

Role of statin therapy in patients with heart failure

Statins reduce the risk of stroke after carotid artery endarterectomy

Statins reduce the risk of stroke after carotid artery endarterectomy

Scientists identify molecular link between body fat and blood lipids

Scientists identify molecular link between body fat and blood lipids

Statin drug reverses learning and attention deficits in a mouse model of the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis type I

Statin drug reverses learning and attention deficits in a mouse model of the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis type I

Cholesterol lowering drugs do not appear to decrease the risk of melanoma

Cholesterol lowering drugs do not appear to decrease the risk of melanoma

Pravastatin is highly effective in lowering the risk of heart attack

Pravastatin is highly effective in lowering the risk of heart attack

Cholesterol levels and use of statins are not associated with breast cancer risk

Cholesterol levels and use of statins are not associated with breast cancer risk

New glaucoma risk calculator

New glaucoma risk calculator

Very low LDL cholesterol levels appear to be safe for heart patients on statin therapies

Very low LDL cholesterol levels appear to be safe for heart patients on statin therapies

Cholesterol levels among older adults has declined significantly

Cholesterol levels among older adults has declined significantly

Actos reduces the combined risk of non-fatal heart attacks, strokes in patients with type-2 diabetes

Actos reduces the combined risk of non-fatal heart attacks, strokes in patients with type-2 diabetes