Features December 2017 Issue

Statins Should Be Your First Line of Defense Against Heart Disease

Statins reduce fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, strokes and the need for revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease.

Statins Should Be Your First Line of Defense Against Heart Disease

If you are statin-intolerant, there are several ways you can prevent or minimize side effects from these powerful cholesterol busters.

Statins are phenomenally effective in reducing heart attacks and strokes, as well as the deaths they cause. Statins do it by lowering levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the blood, which prevents plaque from building up in artery walls. That’s why many doctors recommend their patients take advantage of statin therapy.

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