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Q. My doctor wants me to start taking a statin drug and has prescribed Lipitor. I am a 79-year-old male and, according to the doctor, in great shape for my age. (Every morning I ride my bicycle to the church gym, where I walk two miles on the track.) I don’t take any medications except for an aspirin tablet each morning and a multivitamin with lunch. My cholesterol is 254, my triglycerides 91, my HDL 99 and my LDL 137. My LDL/HDL ratio is 1.4. Back to Article

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