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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 reduce heart attack deaths by 50%

Statins reduce heart attack deaths by 50%

Early statin therapy may be essential for reducing mortality and other complications in heart attack victims

Early statin therapy may be essential for reducing mortality and other complications in heart attack victims

FDA Approves Aceon to reduce risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease

FDA Approves Aceon to reduce risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease

Latest findings on aspirin resistance

Latest findings on aspirin resistance

Eplerenone shows benefit for patients with damaged hearts

Eplerenone shows benefit for patients with damaged hearts

Pneumonia - another use for statins

Pneumonia - another use for statins

Statins not effective in reducing dementia risk

Statins not effective in reducing dementia risk

Statins not associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia

Statins not associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia

Genes decide the shape you're in!

Genes decide the shape you're in!

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

Scientists have discovered how C-reactive protein is able to access endothelial cells

Scientists have discovered how C-reactive protein is able to access endothelial cells

First blood test to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic stroke

First blood test to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic stroke

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

Ageing and Health publication by the Medical Research Council highlights groundbreaking work on the ageing process

Ageing and Health publication by the Medical Research Council highlights groundbreaking work on the ageing process

Under prescribing of statins puts more people at risk of premature death

Under prescribing of statins puts more people at risk of premature death

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Statin drugs prescribed for heart disease also reduce the risk of colon cancer

Statin drugs prescribed for heart disease also reduce the risk of colon cancer

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

Statin chemoprevention with minimal surveillance could prevent 96 percent of colon cancers

Statin chemoprevention with minimal surveillance could prevent 96 percent of colon cancers