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Johns Hopkins cardiologists support use of statins
This is from John Hopkins, the leading institution for research into heart related diseases and treatments; ...More
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Growing Doubt On Statin Drugs
Excellent Medscape article on the growing doubt on statin drugs. ...More
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Under 40s could be at risk from high cholesterol
Research in the UK shows that 62 per cent of people under 40 have never had a cholesterol test, with only...More
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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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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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What The Public Doesn't See About Pharma Trying To...
A Cardiologist friend shared this with me this morning. This is a classic. ...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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Crusader for statins was right about the benefits ...
Fantastic! This doctor effectively eradicated heart disease from his patients under 70, just incredible. ...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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I began taking these about a year ago, my problem is they make my joints hurt mainly in my hands. I started...More
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Prescribing statins more widely ‘could avert tra...
But the Nice guidance panel said yesterday its decision was based on the "biggest ever clinical trial"...More
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cholesterol medicines
I read that the brand of cholesterol medicine I take can cause a rise in sugar in your blood, and now, for the...More
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Deputy Chairman of British Medical Association Con...
Deputy Chairman of British Medical Association Condemns Statins. ...More
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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
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Can statins be damaging?
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Change statins
I had my first heart attack in 2002, and have had two more since. I now have four stents, and have been on...More
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High cholesterol levels may impair fertility
This is really gaining momentum as well, another good reason to control cholesterol levels! The study,...More
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Prevention of Recurrences of Myocardial Infarction
A great paper from WHO concerning the MONICA trial findings after the fact; Systematic reviews and large...More
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Statins for the Prevention of Stroke
Another great article on the topic: The findings of this meta-analysis indicate that statins may be...More
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How the use of statins has helped thousands contro...
Also good to know; Statins cut the risk of stroke by 30 to 40 per cent so they have also played a part,...More
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Statin use is up, cholesterol levels are down: Are...
Big change in the number of deaths from heart disease starting in 1997, lower cholesterol due to statin use...More
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Doctor's Best recalls Red Yeast Rice supplement
Another reason to talk to your doctor before starting a supplement; ...More
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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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Comparison of Mortality Rates in Statin Users
Good to know! Overall, the mean age at death among statin users was 2 years older than among...More
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Increasing adherence to statins would save more li...
Interesting discussion piece; They then used data on blood pressure and total cholesterol for more than...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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