News tagged with cholesterol drug
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Canadian scientists have discovered that a protein called resistin, secreted by fat tissue, causes high levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL), increasing the risk of heart disease.
Medical research Oct 28, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
If a medical study seems too good to be true, it probably is, according to a new analysis.
Cancer Oct 24, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 2
(Medical Xpress)—A comprehensive new review on how to treat high cholesterol and other blood lipid problems suggests that intensive treatment with high doses of statin drugs is usually the best approach.
Health Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, the most recent year for ...
Cancer Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
After years of having it drilled into their heads, most people now know that LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the "bad" cholesterol package that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and HDL (high-density ...
Health Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by PLoS ONE, reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the ...
Medical research Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
NIH launches trial to evaluate anti-inflammatory treatment for preventing heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular dea
An international multi-site trial has launched to determine whether a common anti-inflammatory drug can reduce heart attacks, strokes, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease in people at high risk for them. This study is ...
Cardiology Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Dozens of brand-name prescription drugs are losing their patent protection, allowing generic versions to enter the market and consumers to save 30 to 80 percent on those medications, said David Belian, director of media relations ...
Medications Aug 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The widespread practice of allowing laboratory rats and mice to eat as much as they want may be affecting the outcome of experiments in which scientists use these "test-tubes-on-four-feet" to test new drugs ...
Medical research Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
US regulators were expected to decide Tuesday whether to approve the second new anti-obesity drug in 13 years, Qnexa, which studies have shown may help some people lose up to 10 percent of their body weight.
Medications Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More patients aged 75 and over should be prescribed drugs to help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, a study published today in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Cardiology Jul 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs appear to be associated with reduced risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in men and women, but do not appear to be associated with reduced all-cause mortality or stroke in women, according ...
Cardiology Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A simple diagnostic test developed at Oxford University, and launched today by Massachusetts-based Boston Heart Diagnostics, will identify those at increased risk of rare but serious side ...
Medical research Jun 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(AP) -- The clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer's Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The dr ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0