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Reply: Under 40s could be at risk from high cholesterol
Smart 62%. Not everybody buys into the theory Grandma and Grandpa did.
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce cardiovascul...
The team compared the baseline characteristics of 153 patients who died during an average 8.2 years of...More
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Evolocumab to become gold standard among add-on st...
Coming soon..................... ...More
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Statin use decreases the risk of Barrett's esophag...
We're finding more and more off label uses for statins every day; "Patients who received statins had a 43...More
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Reply: statins and weight gain
I had 100 percent blockage carotid artery in January and after surgery doctor put me on 10 mg crestor. ...More
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Reply: Change statins
such a high of statins for such a long period is not necessary. you can cut it down upto 20 mg graduallly....More
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What The Public Doesn't See About Pharma Trying To...
A Cardiologist friend shared this with me this morning. This is a classic. ...More
Posted by bobby75703
Reply: Crusader for statins was right about the benefits ...
The thing I truly appreciate about this story is that it is based on this one doctor's experience within his...More
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Benefits of statins outweigh risks - experts
Overwhelming evidence now shows that the benefits of statins vastly outweigh the risk of side effects, a...More
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Reply: Prescribing statins more widely ‘could avert tra...
Statins are currently used by seven million people in the UK who have a 20% risk of getting cardiovascular...More
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New study reveals how cholesterol promotes cancer
Wow, this is something everyone should read, the possibilities are huge. ...More
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Reply: Statins
Many years of statin use but no pain here so I'm not much help I'm afraid. If you're having this much pain on...More
Posted by iride6606
Reply: cholesterol medicines
Well I wonder who you're talking about. A couple of thoughts, I have never diminished anyone's experience...More
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Reply: Statins
Thanks for the post. Although Beatrice Galomb is far from my favorite researcher, her comment in you posts...More
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Deputy Chairman of British Medical Association Con...
Deputy Chairman of British Medical Association Condemns Statins. ...More
Posted by bobby75703
Doctors' fears over statins may cost lives
Interesting article from Oxford; Doctors worrying about the safety of cholesterol-reducing statins are...More
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Widespread statin use is 'foolhardy', says expert:
Widespread statin use is 'foolhardy', says expert: Oxford academic warns too much is unknown about the side...More
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Schoolgirl dropped dead on sports field after GP m...
Really sad and an eye opener for those that think cholesterol doesn't kill; An 11-year-old schoolgirl who...More
Posted by iride6606
Reply: statin myopathy treatment?
I too was on Simvastatin, just 10 mg for a year then 20mg after that. 6 months into the 20 mg dose got neck...More
Posted by msmary15
Reply: High cholesterol levels may impair fertility
"This is the first time that cholesterol levels have been identified as a factor in pregnancy along with...More
Posted by iride6606
Reply: Statins for the Prevention of Stroke
This world is one big market place. Let the buyer beware.
Posted by bobby75703
Reply: How the use of statins has helped thousands contro...
Again, refer to the Gartner Hype Cycle; ...More
Posted by iride6606
Reply: Do Statins Really Prevent Heart Attacks?
Let the buyer beware.
Posted by bobby75703
Doctor's Best recalls Red Yeast Rice supplement
Another reason to talk to your doctor before starting a supplement; ...More
Posted by iride6606
Study Presents Association Between High Cholestero...
This is really gathering momentum. High cholesterol is damaging to health. A new study led by Dr. Rahul...More
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Reply: Increasing adherence to statins would save more li...
The odds of having a cardiac event was reduced by 40% plus by taking a statin, that's just the facts. I...More
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Reply: Comparison of Mortality Rates in Statin Users
Denialism defined; "the employment of rhetorical arguments to give the appearance of legitimate...More
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Great response to the statin question by doctor in...
Over 70,000 Canadians die every year from stroke and heart disease, while estimated mortality from statin...More
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Nonindustry-Sponsored Preclinical Studies on Stati...
This is interesting; Non-industry-sponsored studies yielded greater efficacy estimates than...More
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Reply: Faking Medical Research
The Justice Department uses the word "Criminal" in their description of their cases against big pharma...More
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