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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. Statins and Gender Video (HealthDay)  
    ... gov/medlineplus/videos/news/Statins_Gender_070215.html Statins and Gender HealthDay News Video - July 3, 2015 ... on this page, please enable JavaScript. Play video: Statins and Gender For closed captioning, click the CC ...
  4. Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, ... to spot patients who should take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, researchers said. The updated guidelines were released ...
  5. Statins and Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Statins and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet On This Page What are statins? Can statins prevent cancer? Why do scientists think statins might prevent cancer? What are the common side ...
  6. ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153300.html Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery But ... News) -- Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might help reduce major complications after lung surgery, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152965.html Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests ... some early research suggested that people who take statin drugs might experience short-term memory loss, a ...
  9. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... For Consumers Consumer Updates FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More sharing ... one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug ...
  10. Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say ... 7, 2015 THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also ...
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