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Statins just part of maintaining a healthy heart
San Francisco Chronicle

Coronary artery disease that results in heart attacks, sudden death or heart failure remains a leading cause of death in the Western world despite more than 25 years of effort by medical organizations and doctors to persuade people to adopt healthy lifestyles, quit smoking and lower cholesterol levels.

Late last year, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association developed updated guidelines for cholesterol management. The guidelines highlight lowering cholesterol with medications commonly referred to as statins. Statins lower cholesterol by blocking its production in the liver.