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Statins Alone No Guarantee of Lower Cholesterol

04/17/19

  03:50:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 193 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Preventive care, Cholesterol, Specialty Care

Statins Alone No Guarantee of Lower Cholesterol

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Taking statins alone doesn't guarantee lower cholesterol, suggests a new study in which fewer than half of participating users of the drug failed to reach target cholesterol levels.

Using data that tracked over 165,000 statin users, researchers found that over a two-year period, just 48.8% saw a reduction of 40% or more in LDL or "bad" cholesterol. The researchers also concluded that statin users who didn't achieve target cholesterol levels were 22% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who did.

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