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New guidelines return focus to reducing ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Physicians fail to offer statins to more than half of eligible patients, study says.

After years of uncertainty, study finds statins can benefit all ages, including those over 75.

Nearly half of over-65s who take statins give them up within a year due to side effects.

Highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) ethyl ester reduces cardiovascular events when combined with statins.

Vascepa seems to work - REDUCE-IT study.

Statins' benefits beyond heart health aren't clear-cut, analysis says

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins

U.S. Women Less Likely Than Men to Get Statins

CNN: Statins: What happens to patients who stop taking them after side effects?

New Scientist: Statins: Is there any need for us to worry?

Only Half of Adults With Familial Hypercholesterolemia on Statinsy

Measuring Neural And Cognitive Side Effects Of Statin Drugs

NY Times: How Many People Can't Tolerate Statins?

Statins May Help, Not Hinder, Heart Bypass Recovery

Statins may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

Authors retract two statin papers, one with problems “too extensive to revise”

Don’t throw away your statins yet - LDL cholesterol is still probably bad for you

Evacetrapib and Cardiovascular Outcomes in High-Risk Vascular Disease

Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects?

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Studies Show

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Statins May Protect People from Air Pollution

Government HealthCare Coverage of Statins and Politics

Studies Confirm Who's Helped by Statins, Who Needs Other Drugs

Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Tied to Sleep Apnea

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

More Confusion About Who Should Take A Statin

New cholesterol guideline called inaccurate by top Boston heart researchers

New Scientist - Statins: Is there any need for us to worry?

Statins might increase cataract risk; here’s why you should take them anyway

Statin intolerance: more questions than answers

2 Studies Back Guidelines for Wider Use of Statins

Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study

Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

Doctors refusing to prescribe statins

CDC: Statin Use Continues to Rise

Will a statin a day really keep the doctor away?

Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CD

Diabetes Group Calls for Near Universal Statins

Millions of people may be needlessly taking statins every day

Baseline and on-statin treatment lipoprotein(a) levels for prediction of cardiovascular events: individual patient-data meta-analysis of statin outcome trials

Cholesterol market still poised for growth through 2022: study

The Unintended Consequences Of The New Statin Guidelines

Two in three family GPs refuse to follow NHS advice to give statins to 40 per cent of adults, survey finds

Statins may protect against colon cancer

Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says

Statins against arthritis

Amarin Announces Additional Effects of Vascepa(R) on Lipoprotein Particle Concentration

Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Diabetes

Statins often prescribed without good evidence

Vytorin study to continue after review

Could Statins Treat Ebola?

Call for all to take statins after 55

Mediterranean Diet as good as Statins some claim

Merck Settles Suits Over Cholesterol Drug

Lovastatin may help fight malaria effects

Statin adherence drives health, Rx costs

New drug significantly lowers bad cholesterol

Statins Again Shown to Improve Odds After Cancer Diagnosis

AQUAMARINE: Statin therapy reduces high-intensity plaques in patients with CAD

Give statins to all over-50s: Even the healthy should take heart drug, says British expert

British trial finds polypill good for all over-50s

FDA Changes labeling requrements for statins

NY Times: Statins by Numbers - Moneyball in Medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine: Generic Atorvastatin and Health Care Costs

Clarithromycin associated with adverse outcomes with non-CYP3A4–metabolized statinss

Universal polypills for over-55s criticized

Statins could help to fight infections

World 'failing to treat high cholesterol

UK National Health Service encourages further use of statins

Studies find statin use may decrease cancer risk.

Statins and Cancer

Effects on memory

AHA statement on statin use in children

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Statin Answers: Straight Facts About Cholesterol Drugs

Learn about the side effects and benefits of statin drugs that millions of people take to control their cholesterol. Statin Answers presents scientifically grounded, yet easy-to-understand facts about these drugs. Read all sides of the ongoing debate within the medical community debate about who should take these medications and whether the costs exceed the benefits.

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