If you’re at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke, you may be wondering if you should take a statin to help lower your risk. Statins lower the amount of bad (LDL) cholesterol in your blood by reducing how much of it your body makes. Statins can also decrease inflammation around the cholesterol buildup in your arteries. A heart-healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke but without the possible side effects of statins, such as muscle aches. Here’s help comparing your options and deciding if you should take statins to reduce your risk.
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