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Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins
Date:1/28/2011

y about levels of the protein in their bodies.

"Patients interested in their cardiovascular health should be most focused on achieving healthy LDL-cholesterol, blood pressure and body weight levels along with engaging in daily exercise, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke," he said.

The study was partially funded by Merck, which makes Zocor.

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The American Heart Association has more about cholesterol.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCES: Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., professor, cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles; Jan. 28, 2011, The Lancet, online


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