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Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.
These findings suggest that care for terminally ill patients can be improved by taking them off medication primarily meant to prevent other health problems, the study authors said.
“For patients […]


Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach

March 23, 2015

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest.
That’s just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston published in […]


For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese

March 20, 2015

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In Mexican-Americans, heart-damaging risk factors such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels are common, even in the absence of obesity, a new study finds.
Those who weren’t obese but were metabolically unhealthy showed similar signs of early artery hardening as those who were obese, according to […]


Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

March 20, 2015

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides can hold vitamin E in the blood and prevent it from reaching the tissues that require it, a small study says.
The findings suggest that checking only blood levels of vitamin E may not show whether a person has […]


Kids’ Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

March 17, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests.
Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels, almost none ate a healthy diet […]


Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

March 15, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adding an experimental new biologic drug to conventional cholesterol-lowering drugs may result in better cholesterol control and reduced risks of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
Compared to patients on conventional therapy alone, those who also got the experimental drug evolocumab were half […]


Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

March 10, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Can Statins Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival?

March 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

March 4, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.
Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even after adjusting for other factors.
Statins appear to […]


Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

February 26, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of people with heart disease don’t respond to cholesterol-lowering statins and may have dangerously clogged arteries, researchers have found.
A new study found these people experienced little or no reduction in the “bad” cholesterol that contributes to artery-blocking plaque, making heart attack or stroke […]



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