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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. ... Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol- ... 15, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Medicare Seniors' Health Statins MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed ...
  4. Statins and Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Statins and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet 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 Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study ... MedlinePlus Pages Diabetic Eye Problems Diabetic Nerve Problems Statins TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting ...
  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 May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder Researchers ... 9, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Children's Health Cholesterol Statins TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering ...
  8. ... interactions between certains hepatitiC drugs and cholesterol-lowering statin drugs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... inhibitors and certain cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. Protease inhibitors and statins taken together may raise ...
  9. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer Taking cholesterol- ... August 4, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Colorectal Cancer Statins MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, the ...
  10. 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 ...
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