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Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol "bad cholesterol" in the blood. Having a high level of LDL cholesterol is potentially dangerous, as it can lead to a hardening and narrowing of the

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New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association provides guidance on how to manage the drug interactions of cholesterol-lowering medications called statins with other select heart...

Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation...

Are statins the best cholesterol-lowering drug? Study investigates

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have reviewed both statin and nonstatin therapies in an attempt to determine how they impact cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk.

The BMJ responds to "inaccurate statements" over statins articles

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Publication of documents "serve to correct the public record," says The BMJ's Editor in chief.

Statins: 'Harms have been overestimated,' says review

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

An in-depth review into the health outcomes of statin therapy suggests the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh the risks.

Study sheds light on link between cholesterol and diabetes

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The slight increase in risk of developing type 2 diabetes during statin treatment may actually be a consequence of having lowered cholesterol, rather than a direct effect of the drug, according to...

Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease.

Statins: could they decrease death risk in four most common cancers?

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.

Statins controversy linked to rise in UK patients stopping the treatment

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A period of intense debate about statins, covered widely in the mainstream media, was followed by a substantial rise in the proportion of people in the UK stopping taking the drug, according to a...

Statins associated with lower risk of cardiac events for some patients, not others

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease but not in others, according to an article published...

Statins may shield unborn babies from mother's stress, study suggests

Tue, 17 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Statins could protect the hearts of babies in the womb from the adverse effects of their mother's stress, research suggests.

UTSA professor Janakiram Seshu explores new method to stop the spread of Lyme disease

Wed, 11 May 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Research suggests that cholesterol medication could stop disease from spreading.

PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:00:00 PDT

People who have peripheral artery disease (PAD)and take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don't take statins.

Statin treatment before heart surgery does not prevent heart damage or atrial fibrillation

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:00 PDT

Giving daily doses of statins for a few days before and after heart surgery does not prevent heart muscle damage or the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to an international...

High intensity statins are no more effective than regular statin therapy

Tue, 03 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Patients who were on lower dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate to high intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented at...

Nearly half of heart bypass patients skip medications that keep blood flowing

Tue, 03 May 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University discovered that nearly half of coronary artery bypass patients are not taking statins and aspirin together when they are referred for diagnostic cardiac...

Cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Indication bias' may explain link between statin use and cancer risk. Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of...

Confounding rather than causation may explain association between statin use and lower risk of colorectal cancer

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:00:00 PDT

Both statin use and increased cholesterol have been linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer.

How a metabolic pathway promotes breast cancer metastasis

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A metabolic pathway that is up-regulated in certain breast cancers promotes the disease's progression by activating a cell signaling protein called Arf6, according to a paper published in the...

New data presented on the effect of EPA therapy in statin-treated patients and on endothelial function in exploratory studies

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Amarin Corporation plc has announced two posters presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Trial offers objective evidence of muscle related side effects with statins

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

The first major clinical trial to include a blinded, placebo-controlled "statin re-challenge" in patients with a history of muscle-related side effects sheds new light on statin-associated muscle...

Study supports broader use of statins in intermediate-risk populations

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Lowering cholesterol with statins significantly reduced adverse cardiovascular events in people with average cholesterol and blood pressure levels who were considered to be at intermediate risk for...

Study explores cholesterol lowering therapies for patients with muscle-related statin intolerance

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Steven E. Nissen, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues identified patients with muscle-related adverse effects from statins and compared lipid-lowering efficacy for two nonstatin...

Statin use differs among Hispanic adults at risk for heart disease

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:00:00 PDT

In the United States, adults of different Hispanic/Latinobackgrounds, at high risk for heart disease, varied significantly in their use of widely-prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications known...