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FDA Adds to Side Effect List for Statins

By Danielle Serrano
 
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Heard this health advice before? That’s because these are among the healthiest things you can do for yourself on a day-to-day basis.

A healthy life comes from healthy habits, and it doesn’t have to be difficult! A salad with dinner, or a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood. Slowly integrating healthy habits is the only sure way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Start by implementing one this week, your future self will thank you.

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Fast - 11 Tips - WebMD. (n.d.). WebMD - Better information. Better health.. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/11-tips-to-cut-your...

Statin Drugs - Drug Safety Communication: Class Labeling Change. (n.d.). U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHuma...

Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks. (n.d.). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from
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Statin use is up, cholesterol levels are down: Are Americans' hearts benefiting? - Harvard Health Publications. (n.d.). Health Information and Medical Information - Harvard Health Publications. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/statin-use-is-up-cholesterol-levels-a...

Statins: Are these cholesterol-lowering drugs right for you? - MayoClinic.com. (n.d.). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved February 28, 2012, from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/statins/CL00010

Reviewed February 29, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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