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Study: High Statin Doses Lower Cholesterol

A new study finds that high-intensity treatment with drugs known as statins may help keep heart arteries from getting clogged with cholesterol. The results -- dramatically lower cholesterol levels -- may in turn prevent heart attacks and other heart disease. The study was released Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.