Tag: "statins" at medical news
No good evidence that cholesterol drugs lower melanoma risk
...em to grow out of control. Cholesterol-controlling statins
and fibrates may slow or stop tumor growth or boos...n Medical School who has researched the effects of statins
on melanoma and other cancers. Despite the results of the Cochrane review, the authors say studies o...
Cholesterol levels and use of lipid-lowering drugs are not associated with breast cancer risk
CHICAGO Cholesterol levels and use of statins
or other lipid-lowering drugs are not associated w...ves journals. Although some evidence suggests that statins
(the most commonly used type of lipid-lowering drugs) may inhibit tumor development and may work in ...
Total cholesterol level among US adults continues to decline
...isits of men and women aged 45 years or older with statins
prescribed. The researchers add that dietary data from NHANES 1999-2002 demonstrated only a small change in the overall intake of saturated fat or cholesterol. "The continued decrease of total and LDL cholesterol levels in older adults is a positiv...
No reason to fear very low LDL
...nce to patients and clinicians using high doses of statins
following acute coronary syndromes. "In order to achieve the greatest benefit following acute coronary syndromes, patients should be treated early with intensive statin therapy. There is no need to reduce the dose in follow-up just because LDL is we...
Lancet publishes proactive study: Diabetes treatment reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes
...h as aspirin and lipid-modifying medicines such as statins
and fibrates. The PROactive study focused on two key endpoints: a primary combination endpoint of seven different macrovascular events of varying clinical importance and a principal secondary combination endpoint of life-threatening events including ...
Statins use associated with lower risk of fractures
...ve been proposed to explain an association between statins
and bone health, including reduced inflammation an...re the rate of bone fractures in individuals using statins
versus those not taking statins. Information on individuals' health status, race, age and body mass ...
Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol
...to 15 percent. When used in combination, low-dose statins
and high-dose niacin have been shown to produce benefits of 21 percent to 26 percent. "Our report offers people interim guidelines on how best to manage HDL cholesterol levels while awaiting the results of national clinical trials, which could prov...
Statins protect from death from pneumonia
...n patients admitted with pneumonia who were taking statins
prior to their entry into hospital. They compared ...arch is needed to explain the protective effect of statins
on patients suffering from pneumonia. Statins act on the cholesterol-regulating enzyme HMG-CoA reduc...
Statin therapy may lower mortality in heart failure patients
...ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium blockers or statins
all drugs that are commonly used to treat hyperte... the patients we found that those who had received statins
did dramatically better." Little and his research team found that during the study period, heart fai...
Statins not associated with reduced dementia risk
CHICAGO The use of statins
and other lipid-lowering agents by older adults wa... the article. Previous studies have suggested that statins
may have a protective effect on the process of dementia, preventing or delaying onset. Thomas D. Rea...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...he new tests: C-reactive protein. "Medication with statins
- the most effective non-surgical treatment available - lowers C-reactive protein by about 16 percent. But we found that gastric bypass lowered it by 50 percent. That's a pretty significant improvement over what's been considered state-of-the-art the...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) significantly improved components of diabetic dyslipidemia
...medications. "By eliminating other factors such as statins
to control lipids and other medications to control blood glucose levels, we obtained a clear assessment of the blood sugar and lipid effects of both drugs," added Dr. Goldberg. Results The study showed that blood glucose control, which was measured...
FDA approves first blood test to predict risk for stroke
...odification or therapeutic intervention, including statins
and daily aspirin." This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) along with funding from GlaxoSmithKline....
Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says
.... - The use of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins
to reduce the risk of heart disease has exploded i... although we did observe some inappropriate use of statins
in low-risk patients, the predominant problem appears to be underuse in higher risk patients." Since...
Many patients at risk of cardiovascular disease not receiving statin treatment
...s of current guidelines. They showed that in 2002, statins
were prescribed in just 50% of consultations for p... management. They also showed inequities in use of statins
for patients with different social and clinical characteristics, with lower usage in younger patient...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...rket analysis of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
indicates that some of the most serious side effec...risk involved in taking this drug is low, and that statins
are still the best drugs for treating elevated cholesterol and reducing a person's risk for developi...
Statins decrease risk of colon cancer
...zle. This piece helps bring together evidence that statins
may have the potential to prevent chronic diseases...ancer were nearly twice as likely to report taking statins
for at least five years, compared to the people with a history of colon cancer, 11.6 percent vs. 6.1...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
CHICAGO, IL (May 16, 2005) Cholesterol-lowering statins
are associated with a more than 50 percent reducti...ascular disease. Previous studies have shown that statins
have an impact on cancerous cells by limiting tumor growth in human and animal models. However, the...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...do nothing" strategy, meaning they did not receive statins
or undergo surveillance, developed colon cancer. D... $108,051. Even more promising, patients receiving statins
and undergoing surveillance lived longer than patients who underwent surveillance alone, and had a b...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
... statin drugs. Although millions of Americans take statins
and do well, they are expensive and they come with side effects. So far, scientists have not found any adverse effects of tocotrienols, says Minhajuddin, a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics. Minhajuddin, who is from India, also...
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