Navigation Links
High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk
Date:6/21/2011

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the widely popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may have a downside.

A new meta-analysis finds that intensive doses of statins, such as Lipitor and Zocor, upped the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared with moderate doses of the drugs.

But the review still revealed a lower incidence of heart attacks, stroke and death, meaning the balance remains tipped in favor of taking statins to protect your heart.

"The benefit with respect to heart protection still favors high-dose statins because those taking high doses of statins often have heart disease so are at very high risk of further events," said Dr. Kausik K. Ray, senior author of a paper published in the June 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"Patients should get annual checks of blood sugars and, if elevated, be treated appropriately," added Ray, a professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at St. George's University of London. "Of the agents tested, the net benefit was better with high-dose atorvastatin [Lipitor] as compared with high-dose simvastatin [Zocor]."

Statins have been very successful in lowering cholesterol levels and are used in people with and without diabetes, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

According to Ray, only about 20 percent of patients taking statins are on high doses. About 80 percent take low to moderate doses.

Ray, along with colleagues from the University of Glasgow, pooled data from five randomized studies comparing intensive statin treatment with more moderate doses.

Essentially, all of the studies involved Lipitor and Zocor, either comparing them against each other, or comparing different doses of the same medication.

All together, they involved almost 33,000 participants and an average follow-up of almost fiv
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease
2. New model may simplify high-dose radiosurgery planning
3. Jefferson doctors strengthen case for high-dose radiotherapy technique after radical prostatectomy
4. Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
5. Alternative to Statins Shows Promise
6. Statins may slow progression of multiple sclerosis, new study finds
7. Statins May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis, New Study Finds
8. Do Statins Lower Male Sex Drive?
9. Statins Wont Lower Colon Cancer Risk
10. Statins decrease risk of clot-related diseases
11. Some statins have unintended effects and warrant closer monitoring, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk
(Date:4/27/2015)... According to a recent report from ... chronic back pain, TMJ disorders are the second ... disability. In addition, the report revealed that TMJ disorders ... costing an estimated 4 billion dollars annually. , These ... seemingly unrelated symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, tenderness ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Thanks to a $7.5 million grant from ... institutions, including American University, will operate in a new ... behavioral research aimed at ending the AIDS epidemic. , ... HIV or AIDS, according to the latest statistics. At ... over the age of 13 was living with HIV, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Doctors on Liens ... on a lien basis for over twenty years. So when ... the best doctor in the Fresno area , Doctors ... DC and his team of medical specialists. With a ... massage therapist, Dilanchian Chiropractic is now helping more ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Church, VA (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... Integrity Issues Within Your Operations or Your Partners/Suppliers, **FDAnews ... p.m. EDT, http://www.fdanews.com/DataIntegrity , Data integrity issues ... the last few years., Uncovering data integrity issues within ... once data integrity issues come to light, remediating them ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 FMC Corporation’s ... exhibit its wide range of market leading ingredients and ... 7 in Geneva, Switzerland. Vitafoods Europe 2015 expects to ... countries showcasing the latest research in such areas as ... , FMC Health and Nutrition’s booth will feature ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dentist in Graham NC Reveals that a Jaw Disorder May Be the Cause of Chronic Headaches and Back Pain 2Health News:D.C. Center for AIDS Research Established with New Grant from NIH 2Health News:D.C. Center for AIDS Research Established with New Grant from NIH 3Health News:Eminent Doctor Joins Forces with Doctors on Liens in Fresno 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Data Integrity Problems on the Rise: Confronting Data Integrity Issues Within Your Operations or Your Partners/Suppliers Webinar, May 19, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Data Integrity Problems on the Rise: Confronting Data Integrity Issues Within Your Operations or Your Partners/Suppliers Webinar, May 19, 2015 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Data Integrity Problems on the Rise: Confronting Data Integrity Issues Within Your Operations or Your Partners/Suppliers Webinar, May 19, 2015 4Health News:FMC Health and Nutrition to Feature Epax® Brand Omega-3 Ingredients at Vitafoods Europe 2015 2
... American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and ... the collaborative development of the Practice Guideline for ... Practice of Urology. This guideline has been developed ... the practice of urology and provides direction in ...
... Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have found out why the ... the world,s most unusual mammals, feels no pain when ... in narrow dark burrows where ambient carbon dioxide (CO2) ... converted into acid, which continuously activates pain sensors. However, ...
... , TUESDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Increased public ... reasons why child and teen exposure to unwanted online ... States, a new study indicates. However, reports of ... University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center. ...
... "disarray and dysfunction" jeopardize access to medical care ... military families, said the American College of Physicians ... with House and Senate leadership. ACP is ... membership organizationin the United States, representing 132,000 internal ...
... A hike in your blood pressure during middle age significantly ... stroke during your lifetime, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. ... maintaining low blood pressure early in middle age to prevent ... developed high blood pressure in middle age or who started ...
... evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood ... breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury. Creatinine ... an indication of early damage to vital kidney function. ... Missouri researchers have found that even tiny increases of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MDC researchers: Ion channel makes African naked mole-rat insensitive to acid-induced pain 2Health News:MDC researchers: Ion channel makes African naked mole-rat insensitive to acid-induced pain 3Health News:Youth Exposure to Unwanted Internet Sexual Encounters Drops 2Health News:Congress' 'disarray' makes it 'likely' that 27 percent Medicare cut will go in effect 2Health News:New predictor of heart attack or stroke 2Health News:MU researchers find pet kidney injuries are similar to human kidney injuries 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC ... the securities of Celladon Corporation ("Celladon" or the "Company") ... Peretz Bronstein or his investor relations coordinator ... 212-697-6484. The investigation concerns whether Celladon and ... 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Vermillion, Inc. (VRML), ... disease, announced today it will report first ... close on Monday, May 11, 2015, followed ... at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call & Webcast: Monday, ... Domestic: , 888-556-4997International: , 719-457-2628Conference ID: , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a ... curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, ... its lead HBV core inhibitor candidate, NVR 3-778, at ... the Study of the Liver (EASL) in ... of NVR 3-778 from studies performed in a humanized ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Celladon Corporation 2Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 2Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 3
... 2011 Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: ... and commercialization of products for central nervous system disorders, ... one of Israel,s leading private biotech, pharmaceutical and medical ... Israel. "We are excited to reach this ...
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ: CTIC ... that final results from the phase II OPAL study ... acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were presented by Jorge Cortes, ... Center during the Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Therapy, excluding ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vanda Pharmaceuticals Enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with Megapharm Ltd. for Commercialization of Fanapt™ in Israel 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals Enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with Megapharm Ltd. for Commercialization of Fanapt™ in Israel 3Vanda Pharmaceuticals Enters into an Exclusive License Agreement with Megapharm Ltd. for Commercialization of Fanapt™ in Israel 4Final OPAL Phase II Results of Tosedostat Demonstrate Significant Response Rates in Elderly Patients with Treatment Refractory or Relapsed Primary or Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) 2Final OPAL Phase II Results of Tosedostat Demonstrate Significant Response Rates in Elderly Patients with Treatment Refractory or Relapsed Primary or Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) 3Final OPAL Phase II Results of Tosedostat Demonstrate Significant Response Rates in Elderly Patients with Treatment Refractory or Relapsed Primary or Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) 4
... patented ratchet design provides fingertip ratchet disengagement ... I Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality in ... maintaining strength and durability. Low profile cutting ... joint spaces. Series I instruments are available ...
... ratchet design provides fingertip ratchet disengagement allowing ... Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality in an ... strength and durability. Low profile cutting tips ... spaces. Series I instruments are available in ...
... patented ratchet design provides fingertip ratchet disengagement ... I Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality in ... maintaining strength and durability. Low profile cutting ... joint spaces. Series I instruments are available ...
... A broad selection of procedurally specific ... and allow easy access to all ... variety of approaches.,Loop Handled Graspers feature ... holds tissue firmly without tearing or ...
Medicine Products: