GCSE Biology - Statins?Watch
You also must know the advanatges of statins and disadvantes compared to cholesterol blockers
Statins basically reduce cholesterol. They're drugs that are able to reduce the amount of 'bad' cholesterol present in the bloodstream which slows down the rate of fatty deposits forming.
Advantages: Can reduce the risk of strokes, coronary heart disease & heart attacks. They can also increase the amount of a beneficial type of cholesterol in your bloodstream.
Disadvantages: Long-term drug which must be taken regularly. Can also have negative side-effects like headaches and even serious like memory loss or liver damage.
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