Human Anatomy and Physiology

Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels in the blood) is associated with various cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Research how hypercholesterolemia develops, as well as its complications.

A common treatment for hypercholesterolemia is a class of drugs called statins. In your post, address the following questions:

Are statins the best course of treatment for hypercholesterolemia in adults? Why or why not?
Should they be prescribed to adults with hypercholesterolemia with no evidence of heart disease?
Should teenagers be prescribed statins if they are diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Why or why not?
Is there a better solution for these situations?

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