Why Are So Many People Taking Statins?

Question: Why are so many people taking statins?

Answer: So many people are taking statins because they are highly effective treatments. Statins work by lowering cholesterol, which is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, heart attack, and death.

And these drugs are some of our most effective treatments to reduce the risk of having these outcomes. So if you are somebody who has had either risk factors for coronary artery disease or maybe someone who has had a heart attack or stroke, then these are highly effective treatments at preventing you from getting into further trouble.

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