Statin Therapy May Reduce Key Heart Disease Risk Factors in Hispanics

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Two drugs commonly used to lower high cholesterol in the general population also reduced heart disease markers in Hispanics, researchers reported today at the American Heart Association's 46th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

In this first large prospective study of statin therapy in Hispanic Americans, researchers looked at the drugs' effects on C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.