Question: Is it true that some statins are better than others at raising good cholesterol?
Answer: Amongst the statin drugs, they're known to lower the bad cholesterol by a lot, up to 50 percent. But the increase in good cholesterol has been pretty small usually, on the order of five to ten percent.
There have been minor differences seen amongst different studies, but it's generally not a big difference amongst the statins, on which one can raise the good cholesterol.
There are other classes of medications that can raise the good cholesterol. And that's an area of careful focus now, to see whether a second medication focused on the good cholesterol should be added.
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