Health Alert 11-29: Statins

By: Angela Howard
By: Angela Howard

People who exercise and take statins to lower their high cholesterol can also reduce their death risk. Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than ten thousand veterans with high cholesterol.

They found that fewer deaths happened among those who took statins and were physically fit. Over ten years, those were fit had the lowest risk of dying, and they reduced their risk of dying by about 60-percent regardless of whether they were taking statins.

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