Features February 2015 Issue

Research Confirms Benefits of Aggressive Cholesterol Control

Research Confirms Benefits of Aggressive Cholesterol Control

A combination of medications proves to be better than one of the drugs alone at bringing down LDL cholesterol levels.

Given the importance of controlling cholesterol to help prevent heart disease (or slow the progression of heart disease), any encouraging developments in medical therapy are welcome news. That goes for a recent study that found adding the drug ezetimibe to simvastatin helps lower the risk of future cardiovascular events better than simvastatin alone.

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