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Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

July 1, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests.
Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, according to findings published July 1 in the […]


Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might help reduce major complications after lung surgery, new research suggests.
Statins have been linked to fewer complications after heart surgery, and researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City theorized they might also benefit patients undergoing major lung […]


Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

June 24, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren’t aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren’t being treated, a new study indicates.
Reviewing data from more than 16,000 Hispanics between the ages of 18 […]


Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

June 18, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new class of powerful cholesterol drugs is poised to hit the market, and doctors are both hopeful about their potential, and worried that insurers won’t pay for them.
The drugs, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, can drastically cut LDL cholesterol — the “bad” kind linked to […]


FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

June 9, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health experts voted on Tuesday to recommend approval of the first of two drugs in a new class of cholesterol medications that sharply cut “bad” LDL cholesterol in people who don’t fare well on statins.
In a 13-3 vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]


FDA Advisers Weigh 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

June 9, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health experts are weighing whether to endorse two drugs from a new class of cholesterol medications that seem to sharply cut “bad” LDL cholesterol in people who don’t fare well on the commonly used drugs called statins.
The new drugs are known as PCSK9 […]


Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

May 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.
The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of stroke over almost a decade went down by about one-third.
But, lead […]


Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

May 11, 2015

By Carrie MyersHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who keep fit may find they delay normal age-related increases in blood cholesterol levels by up to 15 years, a new study suggests.
It is common for cholesterol levels to rise with age and then decrease later in life, the study authors explained in background […]


Americans’ Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

May 7, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ levels of triglycerides — a type of fat in the blood — have dropped significantly in the past decade, according to a new federal study.
Factors that may lower triglyceride levels include quitting smoking, weight loss, use of cholesterol-lowering drugs (such as statins) and […]


Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

May 7, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests.
Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prostate therapy, those taking statins saw significant benefits, researchers said. Their cancer remained stable […]



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