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Chinese Condiment Cuts Blood Cholesterol
...atment with severaltypes of medications, including statin
drugs that have been comprehensivelystudied, are a second step in treatment options."...
Common cholesterol drugs could be used to treat osteoporosis, as reported in the 3 December issue of Science
...ce Center. Mundy and his colleagues identified the statin
group as potentially powerful agents against bone ...ns fatty foods into cholesterol. Studies show that statin
drugs dramatically lower cholesterol levels in high cholesterol patients, reducing rates of coronary...
LDL receptor reduces LDL production, removes cholesterol from blood
... before secreting it. The results also explain why statin
medications -- which include the brands Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Mevacor and Baycol -- are effective in lowering serum LDL levels. As a class of pharmaceuticals, statins inhibit cholesterol production. Liver cells respond to this decrease i...
Multicenter study shows Benecol spread significantly reduces cholesterol levels in patients taking statin drugs
...nts controlling their high cholesterol levels with statin
drugs achieved further significant reductions in c.... "Our findings are good news for patients taking statin
drugs, especially for those who have not reached their goal cholesterol level," he said. He noted a...
Cholesterol-independent benefits of statins in cardiac hypertrophy
drugs are best known for their ability to block cholesterol biosynthesis and have been widely prescribed to people at risk of heart disease because of high serum cholesterol. Takemoto and coworkers have now identified another beneficial effect of the...
Common cholesterol drug prevents, reverses MS symptoms in mice
...ected the immune system suggests that it and other statin
medications may have implications for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases including insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Youssef and Dr. Steinman are working closely on this stud...
Extended-release niacin effective in low doses for diabetics, say UT Southwestern researchers
...udy participants continued taking their prescribed statin
drugs for cholesterol lowering during the trial, a...his study indicates that the addition of niacin to statin
therapy will provide additional benefit for improvement of blood lipids and lipoproteins in patients...
A cholesterol-controlling drug could strike a blow against insulin resistance
...he arteries), diabetes, impotence, and stroke. One statin
is the prescription drug Simvastatin, used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in the blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of the arteri...
Combination drug therapy drastically reduces multiple coronary heart disease risk factors
... provides reasonable evidence that a low dose of a statin
plus fenofibrate is a relatively safe and effectiv...wering drug alone or with co-administration of the statin
and fenofibrate, said Vega. Dr. Nilo Cater, assistant professor of internal medicine and co-author o...
Diadexus receives FDA marketing clearance for PLAC (TM) test
...h is currently underway to evaluate the effects of statin
therapy on Lp-PLA2 levels. In addition, GlaxoSmithKline is developing an inhibitor to Lp-PLA2 as a potential treatment for atherosclerosis. This inhibitor is currently in Phase II clinical trials. Mayo Medical Laboratories offer testing for Lp-PLA...
UT Southwestern scientist receives international award for lipid research
...sterol metabolism, which led to the development of statin
drugs now used by 13 million Americans to treat high cholesterol. Dr. John Dietschy, professor of internal medicine, received the Wieland Prize in 1983 while he was chief of gastroenterology at UT Southwestern for his research into the regulation o...