Do Statins Reduce Cholesterol Deposits in Arteries?

There is evidence that statins can reduce the amount of cholesterol plaque in the arteries in some patients.

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There is evidence that statins can reduce the amount of cholesterol plaque in the arteries in some patients. In 2006, we published a study showing that high doses of a powerful statin could reduce plaques in about two thirds of patients. In this study, we treated people to reach very low levels of LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, and were able to increase HDL, "good" cholesterol, by 14.7 percent. However, such an aggressive regimen is not for everybody, so please talk to your doctor.

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