2/11/2014

Combining a low-dose statin with other cholesterol-lowering drugs appeared to be as effective as high-dose statins alone for lowering LDL cholesterol levels among adults at high risk for heart disease who can't take high-intensity statins, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. "At least in the short term, this strategy seems to be as effective as the high-dose statin alone, although there were two major caveats: We don't know much about side effects and we don't know about long-term effectiveness," study author Kimberly Gudzune said.

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