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statins reversing the buildup of cholesterol plaques?

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  1. Cowboyjim

    Cowboyjim Well-Known Member

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    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/cc-ccs111511.php
    The good news from manufacturers of statins just keeps on coming!
    Crestor™ (rosuvastatin) or Lipitor™ (atorvastatin) are saod to be "similarly effective in reversing the buildup of cholesterol plaques in the coronary artery walls (atherosclerosis) after 24 months of treatment"

    "SATURN demonstrates that the highest doses of the most effective statins currently available is safe, well tolerated and produces marked plaque regression," said Dr. Nicholls. "The finding that these therapies produced low levels of LDL, raised HDL and removed plaque from the artery wall in a safe manner is positive news for patients with heart disease."

    IMHO we should check the web re statins http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

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