Navigation Links
Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

Many more relatively young people will probably be prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs as a result of guidelines issued last year, but a new study cautions that the effects of those medications in that age group aren't well understood. Under the 1993 National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines, about 15 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 79 would have// been considered candidates taking statin group of drugs for the primary prevention of cardiovascular problems. But the guidelines revised last year expand the number of potential patients to 36 million, an increase of 140 percent.

"We're urging caution," say Donald Fedder, a University of Maryland pharmacologist and lead author of the study. Statins are safe in the short term, but doctors "need to follow their patients over a period of time to watch what may happen" as they take the drugs. The compounds may cause abnormal liver function, and at least one version of the pills, which was recalled, was linked to kidney failure.

The new guidelines combine the growing realization that elevated cholesterol early in life can cause deadly cardiovascular consequences later, and convincing evidence that statin drugs are highly effective at controlling runaway low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called "bad" form of the blood fat.

But studies that have proved the efficacy of statins have covered people between their 40s and early 70s, Fedder's group says. As many as 40 percent of those now eligible to take the drugs fall outside that age range. The new guidelines also force a significant shift in the proportion of men and women who'll probably receive cholesterol-lowering medication. Under the earlier recommendations, the two sexes were roughly equal in eligibility. Now, men make up 55 percent of the pool and women 45 percent.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A Word Of Caution For Tampon Users
2. Taking Vitamin Supplements With Caution
3. WHO Issues Caution Against Bird Flu Epidemic
4. A Word Of Caution: Routine Screening For Breast Cancer Mutation Not Advisdable
5. Cancer Can Recur Any Time, Experts Caution
6. Doctors Do Not Excise Sufficient Caution While Prescribing High-Risk Drugs
7. Teens need to Exercise Caution While Using Online Blogs
8. United Kingdom: Farmers Cautioned To Plan Adequately For Bird-Flu
9. Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous
10. Travellers Cautioned Over The Alternate Remedies For Malaria
11. Shortage Of GPs In Australia: Govt Cautioned
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 ... Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... N.C. , June 24, 2016  Consumers ... decisions and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on ... environment, patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry ... patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on ... they are providing products and services that improve ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: