Navigation Links
No Clear Evidence for Ultra-Low Cholesterol Targets?

Americans have been trying to get their cholesterol levels down for decades, ever since studies showed a strong link between high cholesterol and heart disease//. But in recent years, experts have suggested that some people should aim even lower, recently recommending very low levels of the type of cholesterol called low-density lipoprotein for some high-risk people — even if it means they had to take multiple medications to get there.

Not so fast, says a team of researchers from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Health System in a new paper in the October Annals of Internal Medicine.

After performing an exhaustive review of existing research on LDL cholesterol and heart health, they conclude that there is no scientifically valid evidence to support the ultra-low LDL target of 70 milligrams/deciliter for very high-risk patients that has been advocated by some members of the federal government’s National Cholesterol Education Program. Further, they suggest that the evidence previously cited to support an LDL goal of less than 100mg/dL for high risk patients also has major flaws.

That evidence may come someday, but until that day, it may be better for society to concentrate less on cholesterol and more on getting people with multiple heart disease risk factors on medications called statins — regardless of their cholesterol levels. Statins are great at lowering a person’s LDL cholesterol, but it is not yet clear if lowering cholesterol is the main reason that statins prevent heart attacks and save lives. A focus on statin therapy may provide more public benefit than focusing on getting high-risk patients’ levels as low as they can go using multiple drugs.

“Our review suggests that we in the medical community have misunderstood the scientific evidence on whether very low LDL is important, or whether adequate doses of statins are what is really important,” says lead author Rodney Hayward, M.D
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
2. 21 Women With Breast Cancer Given All Clear By Radiologist
3. The Decks Cleared For HRT - Safe for Menopause Symptoms
4. Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation
5. Drug Addicts To Prove ‘Child-Caring Capabilities’ By Clearing Drug Tess
6. Neck Artery Treatment Apart From Clearing Plaques Boosts Memory
7. Doctor Cleared Of Charges of Killing a baby
8. New Study Confers All Clear Status On Letrozole, Infertility Drug
9. Nurses Are Furious but the Exact Reason Is Not Clear
10. Helium And MRI Scanning Clearly Detects Smoker Lungs – Research Find
11. Baby Acne Clears Up On Its Own
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Clear Evidence for Ultra Low Cholesterol Targets

(Date:12/26/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... source for the best in heating, cooling and ... for 24 hour emergency services in 2014 with ... alike know that Arizona is known for its ... company that understands the intricacies and details of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... Analysis to 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, ... colorectal cancer market. TS-1 is an anti-cancer drug which ... administered orally and is also used for treating gastric ... gimestat and otastat potassium. The drug was first approved ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 The short film “Color of ... in honor of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. ... including the 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival ... , Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays ... together with her husband, Gregory Graham - Graham ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated ... dresses and related accessories. Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk ... moment a groom lifts the wedding veil can turn out to ... stunning charm. A wedding veil can always bring surprise to a ... suggestions on how to choose veils for a big day ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, ... a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects ... new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to ... genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers ... experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3
... HOLX ) today announced that Patrick Sullivan, Executive ... at the Lehman,Brothers Eleventh Annual Global Healthcare Conference being ... Miami, Florida., Interested parties are invited to listen ... Thursday, March 20, at 10:15 a.m.,Eastern Time on the ...
... German . , Scientists at the ... of haemo-globin. Haemoglobin transports oxygen in the red blood ... new haemoglobin type appears optically to be transporting little ... a similar picture to patients suffering from an inherited ...
... ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 17 Baxa Corporation ... Training, Academics and Resources),Center course offerings. Safe ... developed for nurses, pharmacists and physicians that ... course combines hands-on,experience with regulatory compliance and ...
... to new drugs to check vascular proliferation that is ... (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed a biological pathway ... behind most cases of blindness in the United States. ... suggests a new therapeutic target for such ophthalmic diseases ...
... CARMEL, Ind., March 17 Conseco, Inc. (NYSE:,CNO) today ... Partners II,L.P. to nominate two of its representatives to ... been reviewing strategic,alternatives and has engaged the investment banking ... CEO Jim Prieur said, "We share with Steel Partners, ...
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: ANSS ), a global innovator of ... processes, today announced it is a,sponsor of the ... Museum of,Natural History in Pittsburgh. This is the ... accurate, immersive environments that are,composed of original fossil ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hologic to Present at Lehman Brothers Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Bonn scientists discover new hemoglobin type 2Health News:Baxa Corporation Announces Safe Handling and Preparation of Hazardous Drugs Course Offering at its STAR Center Training Facility 2Health News:Baxa Corporation Announces Safe Handling and Preparation of Hazardous Drugs Course Offering at its STAR Center Training Facility 3Health News:Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 2Health News:Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 3Health News:ANSYS Sponsors Dinosaurs Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 2Health News:ANSYS Sponsors Dinosaurs Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced ... (FDA) has cleared its System One™ to perform ... sleeping, known as home nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage,s® System ... cleared by the FDA for this indication. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hmlfbq/investment ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This ... sector identifies the key trends and rationale for ... mergers and acquisitions. The study will ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing ... issued the following open letter to shareholders from ... Med. Sc. Dear RXi Shareholders, ... of inaccurate statements posted on certain social media ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 3Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 5RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 6
... 2011 ArjoHuntleigh, Inc. is pleased to announce ... Compression Devices with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust). ... members to take advantage of special pricing and ... (IPC) devices for the prevention of deep vein ...
... Ltd, a leading source for life science sector analysis and ... sales, revealed today that Sanofi is expected to take the ... hold it through 2016. The French drug maker has raced ... activity, with the $20bn purchase this year of US biotechnology ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ArjoHuntleigh Awarded Vascular Compression Contract With HealthTrust Purchasing Group 2Sanofi Tops Pfizer as Number One for Global Pharma Sales 2
The balloon catheter is designed to pass over a previously placed .015 inch diameter wire guide included. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
The removable inflation/injection adapter allows the cystoscope to be removed after the catheter is in place. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Radiopaque markers indicate the proximal and distal ends of the balloon. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Radiopaque markers are placed at the proximal and distal ends of the balloon. A special pin vise handle is included to stabilize the wire guide during introduction. Supplied sterile in peel-open pack...
Medicine Products: