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Many ways to lower cholesterol will reduce heart disease risk

By: Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter Several contemporary clinical trials have shown that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the risk of heart attacks in patients with coronary artery disease. This compelling body of evidence has led to the question of whether other drugs that lower cholesterol also reduce heart attacks. Older studies had certainly shown this, though these studies were from an era prior to widespread statin use. A…

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