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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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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.