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Lisa, It sounds like you are making a strong effort to control your risk factors with a healthy lifestyle and...

Why do I need to take a cholesterol-lowering medicine? Your doctor may give you a cholesterol-lowering medicine called a "statin" if you have high levels of total or LDL cholesterol (the "bad cholesterol") that cannot be lowered with a program of diet and exercise. Statins block an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which causes your body to make less cholesterol.

Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Research has shown that by lowering your...