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Statins reduce heart attacks

... in the blood. The three biggest-selling brands of statins are Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol. For patients ... a 20% reduction in cholesterol levels, any of the statins will be equally effective. For patients with higher cholesterol levels, doctors may be more likely t...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...at. 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 ...

High Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s diseas

...ility that the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins can also ward off mental decline. Researchers at... also found that older women who took drugs called statins had less mental impairment than non-users. However, the study was not designed to test the drugs’ e...

Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

...e anything but surprising. "It's more evident that statins are good for people with heart disease. we must tell patients undergoing angioplasty that we must start you on a statin."...

Further support for use of statins in Alzheimer’s disease

...ple who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's di...s that put people at risk and still found that the statins offered a mighty shield against the Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers speculate that statins may re...

Cholesterol lowering drugs increase neuropathy risk

.... This doesn't mean that people should stop taking statins - a move that might increase their risk of heart problems. But if symptoms of peripheral neuropathy develop in someone on statins, it's important they review their medication with the doctor....

Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also

According to a new study it is observed that statins reduce the risk of heart attack in older people. Long-term treatment with statins lowers cholesterol// levels and so lowers the risk of heart disease. This has been shown to be the c...

Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant

...chers think the difference is due to the effect of statins on the arteries - reducing the thickening that tends to occur after a heart transplant....

A Compilation of recent Diabetes Research articles

...get worse if they took statins. However the use of statins in those at a risk for inflammatory type 2 diabetes can be concluded only after further research....

Drugs Deter Heart Disease for Transplant Patients

...cks, shows a new international study. Drugs called statins have been shown to minimize cardiovascular disease in people with high cholesterol, and they also reduce the incidence in people with normal cholesterol levels who have other conditions that put them at higher risk for heart problems. Kidney transpla...

Cholesterol drugs improve strange heart problem

... the coronary arteries. However, it was unclear if statins were beneficial for IDC. The new findings are published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Treatment with simvastatin (Zocor), a type of statin, modestly reduced total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels without changing trigl...

Evening,the best time to take Cholesterol Drug

...atients completed the trial. Most manufacturers of statins recommend the drugs be taken at night, but doubt has been cast on whether that is the best time. Researchers found when patients switched from taking their nighttime pill to the morning, there were significant increases in total cholesterol and LDL,...

Liquid Drano for Your Arteries

...ugs that are used to treat heart disease -- called statins -- take years to produce more modest results. Authors of the study say the concept is like liquid Drano for the coronary arteries. They say larger studies are needed to determine if this treatment will help prevent heart disease deaths....

Cholesterol-lowering drug Found To greatly Reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack

...y it was seen that heart failure patients who took statins ( work by reducing inflammation, helping to better...sed by the magnitude of the additional benefits of statins in patients who were already on standard medications to treat heart failure. Researchers analyzed ...

New Treatment To Raise Good Cholesterol

...drug twice a day. Results showed patients on the statins and torcetrapib had a 61-percent increase in their HDL cholesterol, and those just on torcetrapib had a 46-percent increase during the four-week period. Furthermore, the patients who continued on the drug twice a day saw a 106-percent increase in the...

A Drug Used To Treat Heat Problems May Benefit Stroke Patients

... 167 stroke patients. Thirty had been treated with statins and 137 had not. The independence and functional l... months after having a stroke, the patients on the statins had a significantly better recovery. Specifically, 77 percent of the stroke survivors who had been t...

A Drug That Protects The Heart, Found To Protect The Eyes

...s wondered if cholesterol-lowering drugs -- called statins -- would reduce the risk of macular degeneration.T...ad macular degeneration were less frequently using statins . Specifically, there was a 50-percent reduction in the risk of macular degeneration among the men ...

Statins Found To Be Helpful For Patients With Arthritis

A new study shows statins may relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis as we...t certain restrictions should be considered before statins can be generally recommended for rheumatoid arthritis since, statins may have beneficial effects on ...

Long-Term Benefits Of Statins Questioned

...that they have now found out that long-term use of statins may decrease mortality rates and even the incidenc...were using statins. The five-year follow-up showed statins lowered lipid fractions and cholesterol. It also reduced cardiovascular and coronary deaths by 36 pe...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

...e as well as the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins had an 80-percent reduction....

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