Study: HDL cholesterol, heart risk aren't linked in statin users

07/22/2010 | HealthDay News

A U.S. study suggests that patients with a low level of LDL, or "bad," cholesterol as a result of using a high-dose statin, such as AstraZeneca's Crestor, might not benefit from a high level of HDL, or "good," cholesterol. The finding suggests that "once on a high-dose statin, it is unclear if HDL cholesterol remains an important determinant of residual risk" of cardiovascular disease, the lead author said.

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