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Super Statin?

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HIVers with normal or even low cholesterol levels still could benefit from taking the lipid-lowering medication like Crestor (rosuvastatin), according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The research, conducted among HIV-negative adults but believed to apply similarly to HIVers, has shown that the medication lowers levels of C-reactive protein in the body, a compound linked with inflammation, which boosts cardiovascular risks. Benefits of Rosuvastatin Treatment After 12 Months >37% reduction in C-reactive protein levels >50% reduction in LDL or 'bad' cholesterol Benefits of Rosuvastatin Treatment After Nearly Two Years >65% reduction in nonfatal heart attacks >48% reduction in nonfatal strokes >47% reduction in the risk for heart attacks, strokes, or death due to any cardiovascular event >20% reduction in risk of death from any cause

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