Navigation Links
Cholesterol Drug Tied to Sleep Disturbances
Date:11/7/2007

s on a range of non-cardiac endpoints with sleep as a pre-specified secondary outcome," Golomb explained.

Lipophilic means the drug is soluble in fat, while hydrophilic means it is soluble in water. Previous research had implicated lipophilic statins in sleep disturbances.

"Simvastatin is fat-soluble, and can penetrate and cross into the brain," Smith explained.

Golomb said: "We did show significant worsening in both sleep quality outcome and sleep problem categories in patients taking simvastatin. Less sleep quality and more sleep problems."

Those participants who had worse sleep also showed a worsening in their aggression scores, compared to people in the other two study groups.

This doesn't mean that patients experiencing sleep problems should take themselves off Zocor or another statin, Smith said. "The broader benefit of decreasing heart attack and stroke must be taken into account," he said.

And patients who find themselves truly sleep-deprived can also talk to their doctor about finding an alternate statin, he said.

More information

Visit the National Sleep Foundation for more on sleep disorders.



SOURCES: Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, medicine and family and preventive medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Sidney Smith, M.D., past president, American Heart Association, and director, Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill; Nov. 7, 2007, presentation, American Heart Association annual meeting, Orlando, Fla.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New review suggests caution on drugs to raise good cholesterol
2. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
3. Handling Stress Properly Increases Good Cholesterol
4. When Good Cholesterol Goes Bad
5. Good Cholesterol Wont Help Heavy-Drinking Older Men
6. Mega Events in September Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
7. September: Time to Try Cholesterol-Free Soyfoods
8. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
9. Guacamole: Fights Hunger, Cholesterol and Cancer
10. Mega Events in September, Including Chicago Event This Sat./Sun., Allow Heart Health Campaign to Reach Tens of Thousands of Hispanics During Cholesterol Awareness Month
11. Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air ... diseases both fictional and real. The Charles E ... committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against ... opportunity to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood ... many misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, ... health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday ... the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who cared ... at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. cases ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Hay House is pleased to ... and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by the highly ... Recovery. This book is meant to help readers of ... of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is not the average ... 2.0 is a guide for what comes next. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Healthcare professionals who are ... education at home or on-the-go via laptops, tablets ... brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The new ... 2,000 hours of CE course offerings, ... experience. With such a diverse library, there’s something ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Richard Carlson, ... an industry leader with over 25 years experience. ... leader in the areas related to EDI, B2B Commerce, ... is an Editorial Advisory Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce ... Blue Fin Group is a management and technology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2
... , SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 Healthcare Trust of ... investment trust, announced the execution of a Purchase and ... building located in Spartanburg, South Carolina for approximately $16,250,000. ... number of conditions. , The approximate 108,500 SF Mary ...
... MONTREAL, Nov. 12 The International Peak Performance Symposium ... - Via Scarlatti, 33 (close to Stazione Centrale), Milan ... , The conference will focus on the benefits that ... Peak Performance both in Sports and Business. Modern approaches ...
... found elevated amounts of protein involved in blood-brain barrier ... have a biological effect on the brain, but it,s ... risks, a Swedish medical researcher reports. , Fredrik Soderqvist, ... phone users and discovered they had elevated levels of ...
... that lead to myotonic dystrophy , THURSDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay ... pneumonia might serve as an effective treatment against a type ... mice and found that it appears to combat genetic defects ... types of muscular dystrophy. The muscle-wasting condition is also known ...
... Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned , ... of dieting? Join the club. But new research in rats hints ... as kicking drug addiction. , In the study, rats weaned off ... withdrawing from drugs and alcohol. , Rat brains aren,t the same ...
... ... facility in Lake Success, NY. The facility will house some of the practice’s ... M.D., Neuro-Ophthalmologist Scott Uretsky, M.D., Neuropsychologist Gad E. Klein, Ph.D. and Neurophysiologist Marat ... needs of pediatric patients. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire a 108,500 SF Medical Office Building Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina 2Health News:Peak Performance, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback: New Frontiers of Empowerment From, and In, Sport 2Health News:Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical 2Health News:Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction 2Health News:Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction 3Health News:Neurological Surgery, P.C., of Long Island, NY, Adds New Specialists and Opens New Flagship Facility in Lake Success, NY 2Health News:Neurological Surgery, P.C., of Long Island, NY, Adds New Specialists and Opens New Flagship Facility in Lake Success, NY 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... (RMANJ), a world-renowned leader in the field ... more rapid approach to embryonic screening. The research ... American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... chromosome screening (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN ... clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This ... the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint ... and sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... YARDLEY, Pa. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of their animal health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical ... and Antares serialization technology and turnkey solution to ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 ... The product that was serialized and aggregated by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
... Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB ) today announced that ... of the Company,s Board of Directors, effectively immediately. , ... "Paul,s experience and insight have been extremely helpful ... J. Sullivan , President and CEO.  "Paul managed Mesa,s Medical product line ...
... July 8 Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today the approval ... by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The product is available ... nationwide. , , , ... Laboratories, Anastrozole Tablets are AB rated to ARIMIDEX® (anastrozole) tablets.  Annual ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Paul D. Duke Resigns From Mesa's Board of Directors 2Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Announces the Launch of Anastrozole Tablets 2Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Announces the Launch of Anastrozole Tablets 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: