A new way to get heart-healthy

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Recently released guidelines could change the way women are treated with statin drugs.

High cholesterol is a concern to women as we age. Before menopause, estrogen protects us from heart disease, in part by increasing our HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. But by our 50s, more than half of us are dealing with elevated cholesterol levels, and with them, an increased risk for heart disease.

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