Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What are Statins | Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Just wanted to share some resources and information related to Statins - what are statins? How are they related to Cholesterol. These are some of the questions that I wanted to know the answers for.

Different nomenclature related to Cholesterol

LDL - Low Density LipoProtein - Bad Cholesterol
HDL - High Density Lipoprotein - Good Cholesterol
VLDL - Very Low Density Lipoprotein - Bad

Also Read
Red Yeast Rice: Cholesterol Lowering Supplement on MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/red_yeast_rice_and_cholesterol/article.htm

For more information on Statins - visit the wiki page at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statin

What are statins how do they work? For what conditions Statins are used - check
http://www.medicinenet.com/statins/article.htm

Are Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Right for you? - Check
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

There are many websites that give the lower and upper levels of these Cholesterol measures for a person. Check with your doctor and consult with a specialist for all matters related to Cardiology care.

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