Reality check: Are Statins Safe and Effective?
Statins are a group of medicines that reduce the level of cholesterol in a person’s blood. One in 4 Americans older than age 40 takes a statin drug. Yet, despite being widely prescribed, statins are often misunderstood. Many people have doubts about how well they work or how safe they are. Below, we’ve fact-checked some common concerns.
Drink to Your Heart Health
Staying hydrated makes it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. When your fluid levels dip too low, your heart has to work overtime.