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Statins are __
Examples include __
These have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol by up to __ in some patients
They can reduce the risk of dying from a coronary event by up to nearly __
Statins reversibly inhibit the enzyme __
This catalyses the __ step in the synthesis of cholesterol
HMG CoA becomes __, which becomes cholesterol
The decrease in cholesterol synthesis also increases the number of __, thus decreasing LDL levels
Used for hyperlipidaemia resistant to dietary control, as part of secondary prevention in patients with serum cholesterol __
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