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Seniors Can Be Heartened by New Study on Statins
Date:11/13/2008

se, smoking cessation, and limiting the amount of alcohol consumed.

"This study shows statins could be one more way to protect yourself from heart disease," Plasari said.

Statins are a class of prescription drugs that lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. Combined with diet and exercise, statins are estimated to lower blood cholesterol levels by as much as 40 to 60 percent.

Statins have not only been clinically-proven to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, they have been linked to lowering the risk of dying from emphysema, chronic bronchitis, influenza, and pneumonia.

To learn more about atherosclerosis and heart disease, visit http://seniorsforcures.org/sfc-newsletter-march-2008.pdf .


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