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Before Starting A Statin, Talk It Over With Your Doctor

A study published Monday is pushing back against the notion that up to 40 percent of Americans should be taking statin drugs to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Jury Still Out on Statins' Benefit Beyond the Heart

No benefits of statins beyond cardiovascular protection have strong enough evidence to support a guideline recommendation, a review of meta-analyses found.

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) who have used statins for more than 5 years and those using atorvastatin may have a lower risk for knee pain, according to findings published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old Populations

Statin use is not associated with reduced risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) or all-cause mortality among older adults without type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in The BMJ.