Friday, January 9, 2009

New Topic Page: Statins

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on 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, narrowing or even blocking them. If diet and exercise don't reduce your cholesterol levels, you may need to take medicine. Often, this medicine is a statin...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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