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April 13, 2007

Cholesterol busting statins and blood pressure

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=cholesterol.mp3

Professor Franco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School talks about his recent research into the effects of cholesterol busting statins on blood pressure.

Length: 27 minutes

Summary:
What is cholesterol
Good and bad cholesterol
Dangers of high cholesterol
How can we fight it
What is a statin and how are they given to patients
Are cholesterol levels and high blood pressure often related
Why do statins reduce blood pressure
Quantify effects of statins compared with antihypertensive drugs
Are there any risks with statins
Have you any plans for future studies
Success of statins and antihypertensives as treatments


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