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Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol. Statins may also help your body reabsorb cholesterol that has built up in plaques on your artery walls, preventing further blockage in your blood vessels and heart attacks.
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Statin drugs are used to reduce high cholesterol.

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They are a type of drugs that are used to lower cholesterol levels. They inhibit the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a big role in the liver to produce cholesterol.

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Because diabetics have vascular problems (particularly in extremities), they are commonly put on medication to ensure that cholesterol doesn't compound the problem.

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