Newer Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Be an Option if You Can’t Take Statins

Older adults are at particular risk for statin side effects.

Statins—taken by more than 25 million Americans to combat the high cholesterol levels that can harm cardiovascular health—are highly effective when it comes to lowering the risk for cardiovascular-related events and mortality. They also are low cost, and generally safe to take. However, for some people, statins come with side effects, the most common of […]

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