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When is it worth taking statins to lower high cholesterol?


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  • Website: Informed Health Online
  • Resource type: Article

Summary - The message of this resource is:

If you have heart disease, you might have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. This risk could be lowered by taking medications. Statins may help lower your cholesterol, but could also increase your blood sugar. Talk to your doctor about you medication options.


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drug, medicine, medication, pill, heart, cardio, MI, stroke, heart attack, heart disease, CHD, cholesterol, lipids, fat, obese, overweight, lifestyle


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Rated on: 6/18/2019 3:01:00 AM

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