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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.
Keeping fit lowers C-Reactive protein in people with metabolic syndrome

Keeping fit lowers C-Reactive protein in people with metabolic syndrome

Atorvastatin slows down mental decline and improves depressive symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Atorvastatin slows down mental decline and improves depressive symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Generic statin drugs shown to produce similar or better results than expensive brand-name drugs

Generic statin drugs shown to produce similar or better results than expensive brand-name drugs

High-dose statin therapy for aggressive cholesterol-lowering outperforms typical care

High-dose statin therapy for aggressive cholesterol-lowering outperforms typical care

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Scientists closer to understanding the potential effects of anti-cholesterol drugs on Alzheimer's disease

Scientists closer to understanding the potential effects of anti-cholesterol drugs on Alzheimer's disease

A new approach to controlling blood cholesterol levels may be a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

A new approach to controlling blood cholesterol levels may be a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

HHS enhances Medicare drug card program to help seniors

HHS enhances Medicare drug card program to help seniors

Missing link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of heart attack

Missing link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of heart attack

Ezetrol co-administration with statin therapy lowers LDL cholesterol in diabetics

Ezetrol co-administration with statin therapy lowers LDL cholesterol in diabetics

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients

Early use of aggressive statin therapy may offer some benefit for coronary patients

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), are effective long term

Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), are effective long term

Early cholesterol-lowering drug therapy reduces artery-clogging plaque

Early cholesterol-lowering drug therapy reduces artery-clogging plaque

Cholesterol guidelines advise more intensive treatment

Cholesterol guidelines advise more intensive treatment

People with type 2 diabetes could benefit from atorvastatin

People with type 2 diabetes could benefit from atorvastatin

Revised cholesterol-lowering guidelines constitute a major risk to public health

Revised cholesterol-lowering guidelines constitute a major risk to public health