Directions: Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels in the blood) is associated

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Directions: 

Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels in the blood) is associated with various cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Research how hypercholesterolemia develops, as well as its complications.

Initial Post

A common treatment for hypercholesterolemia is a class of drugs called statins. In your post, address the following questions:

Are statins the best course of treatment for hypercholesterolemia in adults? Why or why not?

Should they be prescribed to adults with hypercholesterolemia with no evidence of heart disease?

Should teenagers be prescribed statins if they are diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia? Why or why not?

Is there a better solution for these situations?

Be sure to support your positions with APA formatted in-text citations and references from a credible resource.

Reply Post

In your reply post, consider a peer’s perspective, and share how your research and experiences either further support your peer’s perspective, or offer alternatives to your peer’s perspective. Support your position with at least one credible resource, as well as your own experiences. You may use the same resource as you used to support your initial post.

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