Statins Just as Effective for Women as Men, Study Finds

For more than a decade, Renu Kohli, 53, of Denver teetered on the edge of high cholesterol. Kohli worried about her risk for a heart attack, since she had a family history of heart disease. "I felt uncomfortable because I live by myself and I always wondered what I would do if anything happened to me," she said. Her daughter, a cardiologist, suggested taking a statin, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol, to manage her symptoms. But her primary care physician disagreed, recommending...Full Story
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