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Statins: The Risks and Benefits

Statins: The Risks and Benefits

Statins is the term we use to describe a group of drugs that block an enzyme that is integral to the body making cholesterol.  They include the drugs rosuvastatin (brand name Crestor), atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), simvastatin (brand name Zocor), pitavastatin (brand name Livalo), pravastatin (brand name Pravachol), lovastatin (brand name Mevacor) and fluvastatin (brand name Lescol). In my 24…

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