Study: High Statin Doses Lower Cholesterol A new study finds that high-intensity treatment with drugs known as statins may help keep heart arteries from getting clogged with cholesterol. The results -- dramatically lower cholesterol levels -- may in turn prevent heart attacks and other heart disease. The study was released Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

Study: High Statin Doses Lower Cholesterol

Study: High Statin Doses Lower Cholesterol

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A new study finds that high-intensity treatment with drugs known as statins may help keep heart arteries from getting clogged with cholesterol. The results — dramatically lower cholesterol levels — may in turn prevent heart attacks and other heart disease. The study was released Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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