Benefits of Statins

by Abigail B. September 12th, 2007 | Heart Health, Medication
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One of the companies that makes a statin says in their television add “sometimes eating right and exercising is not enough to lower your cholesterol” Eating right and proper exercise (including the use of weight sets) will always be the corner stone to stave off many diseases but for many it is not enough. Many ground breaking studies show that these statins do bring very low levels to LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. arterial plaque will slightly diminish and inflammation can drop dramatically.

The lower inflammation levels accomplished by statins may be one of the most important reasons since inflammation in the body is a precursor to cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases where inflammation plays a role.

A 45% lower risk of colon cancer was found in a study presented in June 2004 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

LDL levels were reduced by 20 points below the 100mg/d level recommended by the American Heart Association in a Cleveland Clinic Study in 2004.

In June of 2004, the American Diabetes Associate advised that the 16 million diabetics over 40 should consider statins even if they have normal cholesterol.

The various studies in the year have made this a drug of preference for patients. Persuasive evidence is now in after a full year of study in 2004 that statins are safer, more effective, and have more clinical applications than even aspirin.

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