About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.
But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many men, an expert said.
Still, the findings — [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something that’s sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.
The research, which included 2.8 million adults, [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.
The American Heart Association guidelines were released last November and expanded the criteria for statin use to include people with [...]
High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin—sold under the brand name Zocor—appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England.
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis suggests that people at high risk for heart disease who can’t take high-dose statin drugs to lower their cholesterol might benefit from a treatment combination that includes taking a low-dose statin.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins reviewed published research to compare the benefits [...]
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Statins may help prevent delirium in critically ill patients who were taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs before they were admitted to hospital, a new study suggests.
This beneficial effect may be due to the anti-inflammatory effects of statins, said lead author Valerie Page, of the Watford General Hospital in Watford, [...]