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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. ... please enable JavaScript. Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds Reducing pill burden improves quality of ... MedlinePlus Pages End of Life Issues Palliative Care Statins THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the ...
  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 May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study Finds ... 10, 2015 Related MedlinePlus Pages Hormones Prostate Cancer Statins MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering ...
  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. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes ... Related MedlinePlus Pages Diabetes Type 2 Men's Health Statins WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering ...
  8. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... For Consumers Consumer Updates 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. ... this page, please enable JavaScript. Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries About 1 in 5 ... 26, 2015 Related MedlinePlus Pages Cholesterol Heart Diseases Statins THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent ...
  10. 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 ...
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