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Statins: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Explained"



  Jan 29, 2024

Statins: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Explained



What are Statins?

Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. They work by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver that is necessary for the production of cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis, a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries, potentially leading to heart attacks and strokes.

Statins are effective in reducing the risk of these cardiovascular events, especially in individuals with a history of heart disease or those at high risk of developing it. Some common statins include atorvastatin, simvastatin, and rosuvastatin. They are often prescribed alongside lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to manage cholesterol levels more effectively.

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