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Statins: Benefits Go Far Beyond Lipid Levels

KEY POINT

In addition to their excellent effectiveness for lowering LDL cholesterol levels, statins are providing intriguing possibilities for use in treating a variety of other diseases. Trials have examined the use of the agents in conditions as diverse as stroke, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, dementia, depression, ventricular arrhythmias, peripheral arterial disease, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, acute coronary syndromes, glaucoma, and cancer.

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