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Statins: What You Need to Know

What are statins? Statins are medications that are used to help lower cholesterol levels. But statins don’t just help keep cholesterol levels in check, they also protect your heart.

Studies show that, for many people, these medications can:

  • Protect against the stiffening or hardening of the arteries (called atherosclerosis) 
  • Prevent heart attacks and strokes
  • Save lives


  • Last Edited 11/30/2018