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Is statin therapy (cholesterol lowering medicine) effective in preventing cardiac events?

Yes!  The pooled data from many studies showed that more intensive statin therapy (higher medicine dose with resulting lower cholesterol levels) was more effective than less intensive statin therapy in reducing the rate of major cardiovascular events (heart attack and … Continue reading

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Do statin drugs reduce all-cause mortality in patients with high LDL?

Yes!  Let me explain this.  When your doctor checks your cholesterol lab work and says “Your bad cholesterol level is high.”  That means that the LDL cholesterol is elevated.  LDL is bad.  Period. Statin drugs can be used for all … Continue reading

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Are you on a statin? Will it give you diabetes?

We now know that a high-dosed statin can increase your risk of getting diabetes.  What are the risks?  New study shows increased risk of diabetes with high-dose statin medication albeit only 2 per 1000 patient-years.  Studies, though, showed that there … Continue reading

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