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Dramatic Benefit Found in Low Cholesterol

A new study finds that aggressively lowering cholesterol levels far below current recommendations can substantially reduce the risk of heart attacks and other heart disease. Experts say the results of the study, which looked at high-intensity treatment with drugs known as statins, are likely to alter heart disease treatment. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Richard Knox.

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