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Which type of medication is administered to reduce cholesterol?

which type of medication is administrered to reduce cholesterol?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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lipitor by prescription you can also lower cholesterol by just eating oatmeal, or taking niacin supplements. niacin has been found to help lower cholesterol, the only things is- it causes some flushing, gives you a warm feeling.
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