Reality check: Are Statins Safe and Effective?chevron_right
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.
Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Daychevron_right
A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus).
Drink to Your Heart Healthchevron_right
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.