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Wellness 09 Nov 2017 | 6:03 AM Premium

Tell me about... how statins work to lower cholesterol

Our medical columnist answers six questions to explain what statins are, how it works to lower your body's cholesterol, and its side effects.

Viewpoints 13 Oct 2016 | 5:00 AM Premium

Tell me about... Statins and how they work to lower cholesterol

Statins are a class of drugs that help lower cholesterol levels in the body.

Wellness 20 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM Premium

Statins unlikely to cause short-term memory loss

Some previous studies and anecdotal reports have pointed to the possibility of memory lapses when taking the lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs) called statins, but a new, large-scale study reveals they do not seem to lead to short-term memory loss.

Fitness 12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM Premium

Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins, says study

Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines says.

Health 07 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM Premium

Statins: Are they really good?

A review of the positive and negative effects of statins beyond its cholesterol-lowering property.

Health 13 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins, says study

Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines says.

Health 29 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins in coronary artery disease

Statins is the popular short-form name of a family of drugs called the HMG CoA reductase.

Health 02 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins for clots?

Statins show promise for blood clot prevention.

World 15 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins found to lower blood pressure in U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins also can lower blood pressure, U.S. researchers said on Monday, helping to explain why statins have been shown to prevent strokes as well as heart attacks.