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Tuesday Aug 12 | US News & World Report

Should You Be Taking a Statin?

With new guidelines for the prevention of heart disease, the number of people using statin - a cholesterol-lowering drug - is projected to double.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol, Health, Real Estate, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic), Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Tuesday Aug 12 |

IMPROVE-IT Trial Scheduled For Presentation In November

Results of the eagerly-awaited and highly controversial IMPROVE-IT trial are finally going to be revealed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic), Business News

Tue Aug 05, 2014

News Max

Statin Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects: Johns Hopkins

The benefits of long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs greatly outweigh the risks, according to a review of research published over 20 years.


Related Topix: Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Medicine

Mon Aug 04, 2014


Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study.


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Medicine, Cholesterol, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Oncology

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Antioxidant Supplements Block the Response of HDL to...

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology , Vol. 21, No. 8. , pp. 1320-1326, doi:10.1161/hq0801.095151 One strategy for treating coronary artery disease patients with low HDL cholesterol is to maximally increase the HDL-C to LDL-C ratio by combining lifestyle changes with niacin plus a statin.


Related Topix: Cholesterol, Medicine, Health, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Men who take statins may exercise less

Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don't take them, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol, Health, Fluvastatin (generic), Lescol, Lescol XL, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic), Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Oregon Health & Science University