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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.
Gene/yeast finding links processes in heart disease and cancer

Gene/yeast finding links processes in heart disease and cancer

Questions about validity of HOPE TOO vitamin E study

Questions about validity of HOPE TOO vitamin E study

Link between C-reactive protein, heart disease and stroke

Link between C-reactive protein, heart disease and stroke

New insight into key mechanism by which cells limit cholesterol

New insight into key mechanism by which cells limit cholesterol

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks

Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks

Breakthrough noninvasive tool for early cardiovascular disease detection

Breakthrough noninvasive tool for early cardiovascular disease detection

FDA issues information on the risks and benefits of Crestor

FDA issues information on the risks and benefits of Crestor

No to over the counter statin!

No to over the counter statin!

Scientists uncover new evidence to help explain statins’ effects in Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists uncover new evidence to help explain statins’ effects in Alzheimer’s disease

Statins lower C-reactive protein (CRP), a major new risk factor for heart disease marked by inflammation

Statins lower C-reactive protein (CRP), a major new risk factor for heart disease marked by inflammation

New guidelines for treating diabetes

New guidelines for treating diabetes

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

The rise in over the counter drugs, why?

The rise in over the counter drugs, why?

Excellent news for the many people who suffer from high blood pressure

Excellent news for the many people who suffer from high blood pressure

Noninvasive test of blood flow response may reveal early coronary disease

Noninvasive test of blood flow response may reveal early coronary disease

Life expectancy at 65 is now 81.6 years for men and 84.5 for women

Life expectancy at 65 is now 81.6 years for men and 84.5 for women

Information about serious adverse effects of cerivastatin were known within months after drug launched

Information about serious adverse effects of cerivastatin were known within months after drug launched

Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis

Patients taking the lipid-lowering medications have a relatively low risk of developing rhabdomyolysis

AstraZeneca reconfirms the safety of Crestor

AstraZeneca reconfirms the safety of Crestor