Controlling Cholesterol with Statins

Information from the FDA, including commonly asked questions about cholesterol and statins: 1. What are statins? How do they work? 2. Why is it important to keep cholesterol levels in the blood low? 3. I’ve heard about “good” and “bad” cholesterol. What’s the difference? 4. I thought a healthy diet and regular exercise would keep my cholesterol in check. Not so? 5. I’ve heard that there are some risks to taking statins. Should I be worried? 6. I’ve heard you shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice if you’re taking a statin. Is that true?