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10 Top Questions About Lowering Your Cholesterol

Learn how to keep your cholesterol in check to help prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, even the risk of stroke.

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Over Half of Eligible Patients Aren't Offered a Statin

Nearly 59 percent of American adults who meet guidelines for statin therapy to lower cholesterol say their physicians hadn’t given them a statin option.

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Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

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Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

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Can You Eat Whatever You Want While Taking Statins for Cholesterol?

Statins can help prevent and treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, but they are much more effective when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

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Should You Be Taking a Statin?

These four high-risk groups are most likely to benefit from statin therapy.

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5 Statin Side Effects to Know About

Statin medications lower “bad” cholesterol and help ward off heart disease. But the drugs may also have other wide-ranging and sometimes negative effects.