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Only 35% of People Eligible for Statins Use Them, Study Shows. How Do You Know if You Should Be on Them?

Yahoo! Life

From Yahoo! Life:

The more cholesterol that is in your blood, the faster it gets incorporated into plaques along the walls of blood vessels, Dr. Alexander C. Fanaroff, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, tells Yahoo Life. “If the plaques grow too large, they can block blood flow to the heart or brain, causing a heart attack or stroke,” he says. “Therefore, lowering cholesterol with statins can help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.”

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