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Statin’s Effects And Answer to Cholesterol Hypothesis

The positive aspects of statins include their ability to lower LDL cholesterol, to combat inflammation, to improve the function of the inner lining of arteries, to combat oxidation (the oxidized form of LDL cholesterol injures arteries, initiating the buildup of plaque), and to decrease the tendency of clots to form. Some scientists believe that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties […]

What are the list of different statins

There are seven different statin drugs prescribed in the US. Atorvastatin was developed by Pfizer and sold under the name Lipitor. Pfizer owned the patent until expiration in November 2011. Lipitor is synthetic and it is also used to reduce triglyceride levels as well as reducing blood pressure. It is estimated that 21% of statin […]

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