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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 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

Statins appear to lessen chance of developing breast cancer

Statins appear to lessen chance of developing breast cancer

Statin therapy is cost-effective for a wider range of individuals with vascular disease or diabetes than previously recognised

Statin therapy is cost-effective for a wider range of individuals with vascular disease or diabetes than previously recognised

Targeted Genetics announces new patent for Hyperlipidemia

Targeted Genetics announces new patent for Hyperlipidemia

Drug lowers inflammatory markers associated with risk for heart attack

Drug lowers inflammatory markers associated with risk for heart attack

Polypill improves survival rates for heart disease sufferers

Polypill improves survival rates for heart disease sufferers

Drug combinations improve survival for patients with heart disease

Drug combinations improve survival for patients with heart disease

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

Research may re-define management of heart failure in diabetes

Research may re-define management of heart failure in diabetes

Antibiotics do not prevent heart attacks

Antibiotics do not prevent heart attacks

New statin study shows arrested progression of atherosclerosis

New statin study shows arrested progression of atherosclerosis

Statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer

Statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer

Statins used before or after strokes improve outcomes

Statins used before or after strokes improve outcomes

Swedish team find gene with link to major diseases

Swedish team find gene with link to major diseases

Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications

Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications

First identified gene to link autoimmune diseases with cardiovascular diseases

First identified gene to link autoimmune diseases with cardiovascular diseases

Role of oxidative stress (OS) in dialysis patients

Role of oxidative stress (OS) in dialysis patients

Almonds may help combat obesity, heart disease and diabetes

Almonds may help combat obesity, heart disease and diabetes

Britain becoming  "pill for every ill" society

Britain becoming "pill for every ill" society