Category Archives: Statins

Statins harm cognitive function? A new debate

Researchers question whether there is substance to the US Food and Drug Agency’s recent warning that statins could affect the memory, attention span and other cognitive abilities of people who take this drug to control high cholesterol. This follows a … Continue reading

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Breakthrough: Statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

A large international study, published today in The Lancet, has shown conclusively that statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Whether statin therapy is as effective in women as in men is debated, especially for primary prevention. … Continue reading

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Statin Use Linked to Cataracts; But Any Risks Should be Weighed Against Benefits

Few classes of drugs have had such a transformative effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as have statins, prescribed to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, some clinicians have ongoing concerns regarding the potential for lens … Continue reading

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Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality with Exercise, Statin, and Fruit Intake

J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]   Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality with Exercise, Statin, and Fruit Intake. Williams PT. Author information Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA. Abstract Background: Whether … Continue reading

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Almost All Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Should Take Statins

Newswise — Washington, DC (November 13, 2014) — Almost all people with pre-dialysis kidney disease should receive statins by current guidelines, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Because … Continue reading

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Statins may protect against microvascular complications of diabetes

The development of common diabetes complications* that can lead to blindness and amputations could be reduced by taking statins, indicates new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. It is well established that statins via cholesterol lowering effectively reduce … Continue reading

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Statins and muscle pain: new research

Harefuah. 2014 Jul;153(7):423-7, 431. Statins and muscle pain Yosef Y, Schurr D, Constantini N. Abstract Statins are used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The treatment is quite safe but not free of side effects, particularly muscle pain. … Continue reading

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Statins: Low Risks and High Potential Benefit, New State-of-the-Art Review Concludes

A new Johns Hopkins review of 20 years’ worth of published research suggests that risks linked to long-term use of statins, including muscle toxicity, diabetes and dementia, are very low and that the potential benefit is very high. And although … Continue reading

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‘Good cholesterol’ drugs may not lower, heart attack, stroke, or death rate: new study

Statins have been causing diabetes: more new evidence Statins linked to memory impairment in new study Effect on cardiovascular risk of high density lipoprotein targeted drug treatments niacin, fibrates, and CETP inhibitors: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials including 117,411 patients … Continue reading

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Statins may reduce all-cause mortality in COPD patients

Respir Res. 2014 Jul 16;15(1):80. [Epub ahead of print] Statins reduce all-cause mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Horita N, Miyazawa N, Kojima R, Inoue M, Ishigatsubo Y, Ueda A, Kaneko T. … Continue reading

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High cholesterol and breast cancer may be linked; statins may help

Barcelona, 4 July 2014: An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. The research will be presented today … Continue reading

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Statins have been causing diabetes: more new evidence

Hamilton, ON (June 11, 2014) - McMaster University researchers may have found a novel way to suppress the devastating side effect of statins, one of the worlds’ most widely used drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. The research … Continue reading

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Statin use tied to lower physical activity levels

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the longest studies of its type has found that use of statins in older men is associated with less physical activity, a significant issue for a population that’s already sedentary. The findings, published today in … Continue reading

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