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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 and narrow or even block them.

If diet and exercise don't reduce your cholesterol levels, you may need to take medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin. Statins interfere with the production of cholesterol in your liver. They lower bad cholesterol levels and raise good cholesterol levels. This can slow the formation of plaques in your arteries.

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  1. Statins (National Library of Medicine)  
    Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if ... to take medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin. Statins interfere with the production of cholesterol in ...
  2. Statins and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus (American Heart Association)  
    ... User Name Password Sign In Cardiology Patient Page Statins and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus Ravi ... national guidelines. Previous Section Next Section What Are Statins? Statins are a class of medications called 3- ...
  3. ... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study But ... Friday, December 5, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Cataract Statins FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a ...
  4. Statins and Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Statins and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet Posted: June 2, 2005 Key Points Statins are a type of drug that blocks the ... the body needs to make cholesterol ( Question 1 ). Statins help to treat and prevent heart disease by ...
  5. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds But ... December 1, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Fractures Osteoporosis Statins MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cholesterol- ...
  6. Research Finds Link Between Statin Use and Progressive Muscle Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Research 2011 September 2011 Research Finds Link Between Statin Use and Progressive Muscle Disease Each year, millions of Americans take statins, drugs collectively known to lower their blood cholesterol ...
  7. ... page, please enable JavaScript. Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Cholesterol Statins MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older ...
  8. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... Biologics Articulos en Espanol FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks Search the Consumer Updates Section Get this ... one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug ...
  9. Choosing a Statin to Lower Cholesterol (Consumers Union of U.S.) - PDF  
    ... generic Best Buy Drugs instead of brand-name statins. For more information, visit our free website, www.CRBestBuyDrugs.org . What Are Statins? Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol and ...
  10. JAMA Patient Page: Statins (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    JAMA PATIENT PAGE Statins How statins lower cholesterol in your blood Cholesterol from food enters blood Atherosclerotic plaque B L O O D ... role, diet and exercise are not always enough. STATIN USE: BENEFITS AND RISKS If you have had ...
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