Benefits of Statin Therapy

Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. By lowering the levels, they help prevent heart attacks and stroke. Studies show that, in certain people, statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death from heart disease by about 25% to 35%. In the short video below, Dr. Roth discusses how statins work, who is a good candidate for them, and risk factors.