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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 guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet

New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet

Novel treatment of patients with high cholesterol focus of national meeting

Novel treatment of patients with high cholesterol focus of national meeting

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Donepezil may have short-term benefit for mild cognitive impairment

Donepezil may have short-term benefit for mild cognitive impairment

Statins may help prevent memory loss connected to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

Statins may help prevent memory loss connected to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies

Statins don't always lower cholesterol

Statins don't always lower cholesterol

Cholesterol lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma

Cholesterol lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

New advice to doctors on lowering diabetes-heart disease risks

New advice to doctors on lowering diabetes-heart disease risks

Statins should not be considered as a stand-alone wonder-drug in the fight against heart disease

Statins should not be considered as a stand-alone wonder-drug in the fight against heart disease