The latest news on statins
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There is evidence that statins can reduce the amount of cholesterol plaque in the arteries in some patients.
The vast majority of children don't need cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Under 1 percent of kids need them, but docs may not get that message.
You might want to consider your weight, fitness level, and CRP levels along with cholesterol.
The choices include generics, medium-potency statins, and high-powered Lipitor and Crestor.
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Certain gene mutations may reduce the drugs' effectiveness.