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Statins do more than lower cholesterol

Many who could benefit from statins are not on a statin for reasons that include reluctance to take daily medication and concern about possible or actual side effects.

New York

SHORTLY after my 60th birthday, my cholesterol level inexplicably began to rise despite daily exercise, a healthy weight and a diet low in saturated fats. I tried to bring it down by cutting cheese, eggs and most meat from my diet and taking a daily fibre supplement, fish oils