Tag: Statins

Cholesterol levels fell 10% in 10 years among Americans on statins

Americans’ cholesterol levels dropped nearly 10% in 11 years, and the biggest improvements came among people who take statins Over 30% of Americans have high levels of bad cholesterol, raising their risks of cardiovascular diseaseĀ  In 2013, theĀ  American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association changed their guidelines for managing cholesterolĀ  They moved toward

Statins: Side effects, risks, and benefits

Statins are a type of drug prescribed to help people prevent or manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce their cholesterol levels. A study on statins released yesterday found that around half of patients the drugs did not have enough of an effect on so-called bad cholesterol. The study, which looked at 165,000 people prescribed statins,

Unpleasant side effects: cholesterol-lowering drug can be harmful to health socially beneficial brown fat tissue

Cholesterol lowering drugs: statins reduce brown adipose tissue The ingestion of Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, will be increased by these medicines, the risk for certain diseases such as Diabetes. And, as researchers now have found out, reduce statins tissue, as well as the health beneficial brown fat. Diet

Could statins ease deadly heart condition in rare neuromuscular disease?

In preclinical studies using cell models that mimicked liver cells of patients with the rare disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug increased a precursor of HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the “good cholesterol,” according to new research published in PLOS ONE from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Decreased HDL

Statins associated with reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis

A large register-based study conducted in Sweden has found that statins are associated with a markedly reduced risk of all-cause mortality, liver transplantation, liver cancer, and variceal bleeding in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The study, which reviewed the records of almost 3,000 patients diagnosed with PSC between 2005 and 2016, also reported a