Statins

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 cholesterol medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin. Statins interfere with the production of cholesterol in your liver. They lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raise HDL (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 ... take cholesterol medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin. Statins interfere with the production of cholesterol in ...
  2. Statins are medicines that help lower the amount of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Statins work by: Lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol Raising HDL ( ...
  3. Statins: Do They Cause ALS? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  4. Rhabdomyolysis from Statins: What's the Risk? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  5. Coenzyme Q10: Can It Prevent Statin Side Effects? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  6. NIH-funded clinical trial will test statins in 20,000 older adults.
  7. Statins and Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... research and ongoing observational studies of people taking statins that suggest that these drugs may lower the ...
  8. Statin Side Effects: Weigh the Benefits and Risks (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  9. Statins: Are These Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Right for You? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  10. Controlling Cholesterol with Statins (Food and Drug Administration)  
    So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.
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