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Learn how to keep your cholesterol in check to help prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, even the risk of stroke.
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.
Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.
Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).
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.
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.
Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.
These four high-risk groups are most likely to benefit from statin therapy.
Statin medications lower “bad” cholesterol and help ward off heart disease. But the drugs may also have other wide-ranging and sometimes negative effects.