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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)  
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  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)  
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  8. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks (Food and Drug Administration)  
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  10. ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_151364.html Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study Finds ... MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men ...
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