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Cholesterol Reducing Drugs

Certain drugs taken to lower cholesterol are saving the lives of people with heart disease, according to a new study.

The Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports that a family of drugs, known as statins, are used to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) when diet and exercise don't work. Millions of Americans take statins, and research with conventional doses shows that the drugs work well.

Tune in to Wednesday's The Early Show as Senay gives more details about statins and their effect on heart disease.