HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
People Who Are Diabetic And Glucose Intolerant Can Benefit From "Statin" Drug Therapy, Even If Cholesterol Levels Are Normal

DALLAS, Dec. 8 -- A cholesterol-lowering drug may help reduce the risk of another heart attack and the need for artery-opening procedures in people with diabetes and heart disease who have average blood levels of cholesterol, according to a study in today's issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study involved a subgroup of 586 diabetic individuals in the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) trial, a five-year study that compared therapy using the drug pravastatin to placebo in men and women who had a previous heart attack and average blood levels of cholesterol.

"Although diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, little information is available on the effects of cholesterol-lowering therapies in individuals with diabetes," says co-author Frank M. Sacks, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Because the CARE trial population -- a total of 4,159 patients from 80 clinical centers in the United States and Canada -- included a large number of individuals, scientists had enough data to determine whether pravastatin therapy reduced the risk of recurrent heart attack or the need for treatment to unblock the arteries in people with diabetes.

Pravastatin is one of the statin class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called HMG CoA inhibitors.

Sacks reports that, compared with those in the placebo group, diabetic patients who received pravastatin had a 25 percent reduction in relative risk of having another heart attack. The relative risk of needing coronary artery bypass or angioplasty to unblock blood vessels was reduced by 32 percent in the statin-treated group.

The researchers also analyzed data from a subgroup of 342 people without diabetes who met the American Diabetes Association's definition of being glucose intolerant (fasting blood glucose levels between 110 to 125 mg/dL). "This subgroup had a higher rate of coronary events, such as recu
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
caroleb@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
7-Dec-1998


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. People wounded in tsunami at risk of undetected fungal infections
2. People on food stamps cant afford heart-healthy meals
3. People are of two minds on moral judgments
4. People with low incomes more likely to develop brain tumors
5. People are averse to taking drugs
6. People with chronic eye diseases not getting recommended eye exams
7. People with large pupils can now get LASIK and avoid night vision disturbances
8. People only slightly more likely to die after episodes of stagnant air
9. People with food allergies should not only be careful about what they eat
10. People who give, live longer: U-M study shows
11. People near freeways are exposed to 30 times the concentration of dangerous particles

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/31/2014)... DARIEN, IL – New research suggests that insomnia is ... crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore ... of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. , Results ... in a dose-dependent manner with the number of insomnia ... were 2.8 times more likely to die from a ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... holiday shoppers to find affordable but tasteful gifts for the ... 22nd Annual Early Bird Gift Giving Special , which ... off when they purchase Wine Club Gift membership. , ... take advantage of this special. Besides offering discounts, Gold Medal ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Urban Hydroponics, Inc. (OTCQB:URHY), a Nevada corporation ... signed a Binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge ... - Urban Cultivator Inc. (“Urban Cultivator”), BC Northern Lights ... (“W3 Metal” and together with Urban Cultivator and BC ... LOI and an earlier non-binding term sheet, Urban Hydroponics, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... on one of the most remarkable gifts of life ... a platform for matching extraordinary surrogate mothers and donors ... stories about individuals in unforeseen circumstances. , It’s a ... sperm donors, surrogacy agencies, surrogacy lawyers, and fertility clinics ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Phoenix dentist , Dr. Christy, is now ... patients simply need routine care or have a more in-depth ... to get that necessary care. The right dental treatments can ... even essential treatments due to financial concerns. Throughout the month ... treatments offered by the team at Christy Dental Care. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Gold Medal Wine Club now offering Early Bird Gift Giving Special for Holidays 2Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 2Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 3Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 4Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 5Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 3Health News:Phoenix Dentist, Dr. Christy, is Now Offering Ten Percent Off On All Dental Treatments for the Month of November 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd ("Ergoresearch" or ... accelerated growth in terms of sales and profitability. Annual ... Net income amounted to $1,230,153. The EBITDA reached $3,087,816, ... in the Company,s history. With the goal ... of its subsidiaries, merging in September 2014 Clinique du ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Oct. 31, 2014  Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...  What: , Isis Pharmaceuticals, Third Quarter 2014 Financial ... 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PTWhere: ... the Internet. Simply log onto our website listed above. ... event, a replay of the webcast will be available ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), an international ... innovative therapeutic ultrasonic instruments for spine surgery, neurosurgery and ... financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2015 ... a conference call that same day, Thursday, November 6, ... Interested parties can access the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 2Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 3Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 4Results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 - Ergoresearch reports solid 2014 annual results 5Webcast Alert: Isis Pharmaceuticals' Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call 2Webcast Alert: Isis Pharmaceuticals' Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call 3Misonix, Inc. To Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results On Thursday, November 6, 2014 2
Cached News: