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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Statin Epidemic

Millions of people in the United States take statin medications to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Some think that statins are the new wonder drug while others wonder whether the benefits outweigh the risks. With research studies uncovering questionable gain and serious side effects, critical concerns are justified. A thorough understanding of the way that statins work helps explain why they may not be the key to healthier hearts and longer lives.