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If you have to take a pill for high cholesterol,
it would be nice to know that it does double duty. New evidence suggests that for healthy
older patients, cholesterol drugs might have some benefits beyond just lowering cholesterol.
I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. New research from France found that medications
used in older adults to lower cholesterol may reduce stroke risk. The authors of this
study followed people over the age of 65 for several years. They compared the death rate
from stroke for those who took statins (brand names Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor) and fibrates
(brand name Tricor).The study team found that the use of cholesterol-lowering medications
may decrease stroke risk by 30 percent. Speak to your doctor about the right treatment for
you.


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