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Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...oing trials cover a range of interventions such as statin drugs, vitamins and exercise....

Statin treatment improves spatial memory in mouse models of Alzheimer's

Treatment with Simvastatin, one of the statin drugs widely used for lowering cholesterol in huma...bred to have an Alzheimer’s like disease. Although statin improved memory in both males and females, the results were more pronounced in males. Dr. H. A. Mor...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

...ly a small minority were receiving flu vaccines or statin drugs, so this enabled us to see what happened naturally in the absence of these medicines," said Prof Madjid. "Relying on autopsy reports rather than death certificates enabled us to be much more accurate about the cause of death, because doctors of...

Statin plus cancer drug deliver combo punch to brain cancer cells

...rain cancer cells by blocking those signals with a statin and an experimental antitumor drug. The unlikely ...h a process called apoptosis. The effects of the statin already is being studied in people at high risk for the deadly skin cancer, melanoma. First extrac...

Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site

...around the world to self-report adverse effects of statin drug use, or use of other cholesterol drugs. "T...f Medicine, and head of the UCSD Statin Study. A statin is any of a class of lipid-lowering drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels by inhibiting a key e...

Variations in detoxifying genes linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

... agents as well as metabolize cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may be a risk factor for developing sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), and possibly responsible for a reported twofold increased risk of ALS in Gulf War veterans. These findings, from a study led Teepu Sidd...

Statins stop hepatitis C virus from replicating

...itory effects on HCV RNA replication than when the statin was used alone. Again, fluvastatin plus interferon exhibited the strongest effect. "We clearly demonstrated that co-treatment of interferon and fluvastatin was an overwhelmingly effective treatment," the authors report. This combined therapy was more...

Statins have neutral effect on risk of cancer

... the risk of cancer among statin-naïve persons and statin users can be derived," the authors write. C. Mich...ype of cancer that statins benefited or subtype of statin that reduced the risk of cancer. ...

Intensive statin therapy may partially reverse plaque build-up in arteries

...e, that very intensive cholesterol lowering with a statin drug can regress (partially reverse) the buildup o...ng has never before been observed in a study using statin drugs, the most commonly used cholesterol lowering treatment. Previous research had indicated that i...

Recreating 'Flowers for Algernon' with a happy ending

...1 mice would jump off as the log spun faster. But statin therapy enabled the NF1 mice to perform as well as their normal counterparts. "This is mind-blowing ?we think we have a real fundamental reason to be optimistic," explained Silva. "Here is a drug that affects a key learning and memory pathway, and...

Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find

...om the blood. This mechanism is similar to that of statin drugs, researchers say. In March, these findings were presented at the ACS national meeting in San Diego. * Breast cancer. Rats exposed to a known carcinogen and then fed the human equivalent of one, three or six apples a day respectively over 24 we...

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