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Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., a company focused primarily on cardiometabolic diseases, today announced that actor and comedian Howie Mandel is joining its Take Cholesterol to Heart campaign to help inspire others to speak up before they stop their statin.
High cholesterol affects over 100 million Americans and is a major risk factor for heart disease – the leading cause of death in the United States. To lower cholesterol, doctors often prescribe a class of medications called statins, but despite the proven benefits of statin therapy in reducing heart disease, at least 50 percent of people who are prescribed statin medication discontinue it within one year after treatment initiation, and consistency of use decreases over time. Mandel was one of those people.
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Uploaded: May 9, 2018