scientists reported that a person's risk of a heart attack is doubled if he or she produces a particular version of FLAP, known more technically as 5-lipoxygenase activating protein. A troublesome variant of this protein boosts production of the inflammat
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Statins have nonlipid mechanisms that modify endothelial function, inflammatory responses, plaque stability, and thrombus formation. Benefits extend to patients with normal lipid levels due to statins' pleiotropic effects.