News tagged with statins
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and physicians continue to document that some patients experience fuzzy thinking and memory loss while taking statins, a class of global top-selling cholesterol-lowering ...
Medical research May 10, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (12) | 13 |
(Medical Xpress)—A laboratory study has shown for the first time that coenzyme Q10 offsets the cellular changes that are linked to a side-effect of some statin drugs - an increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—There's mixed news from a much-anticipated clinical trial for people who've suffered a heart attack: While a study found that daily high doses of vitamins and minerals did nothing to improve ...
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of open-angle glaucoma has increased more than 20 percent in the last 10 years and currently affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 years and older, according to a report ...
Ophthalmology Jan 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—People who exercise along with taking statins to lower their high cholesterol levels can dramatically reduce their risk of dying, a large new study suggests.
Cardiology Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
For many people with high cholesterol, statins serve as the first line of treatment. However, some patients are unable to effectively reduce their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) or "bad cholesterol" ...
Cardiology Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—An experimental drug may help patients who can't tolerate statins lower their cholesterol, a new Australian study suggests.
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ...
Medications Nov 01, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1
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 |
Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published ...
Cardiology Sep 18, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
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 |
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 |
In a study of more than 1,000 adults, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that individuals taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are more likely than non-users to experience decreased energy, ...
Medications Jun 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Even people at low risk of heart problems would benefit from statins, cheap drugs that lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
Cardiology May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels in people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease.
They lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which is the rate-limiting enzyme of the mevalonate pathway of cholesterol synthesis. Inhibition of this enzyme in the liver results in decreased cholesterol synthesis as well as increased synthesis of LDL receptors, resulting in an increased clearance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) from the bloodstream. The first results can be seen after one week of use and the effect is maximal after four to six weeks.
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