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Women, take note! Statins may reduce breast cancer risk

The findings showed that compared to those without high cholesterol, patients with high cholesterol had a 45 per cent reduced risk of breast cancer, and if they did develop breast cancer, a 40 per cent reduced the chance of death.

Aug 29, 2017, 13:35 PM IST

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Scientists from Duke University in the US have discovered that a gene variant which affects cholesterol levels could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever.

Aug 23, 2017, 08:51 AM IST

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

May 27, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

Statins do not prolong lung cancer patient survival: Study

 The results showed that, although there were no adverse effects from taking statins, there were no advantages either.

Mar 01, 2017, 00:49 AM IST

Statins: Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes!

Statins were found to be effective in reducing risk of death, heart attacks and strokes, across a broad range of patient groups.

Nov 15, 2016, 14:08 PM IST

Statins may help restore sight in patients with macular degeneration!

Researchers found that a high-dose of atorvastatin (80mg) is associated with regression of lipid deposits and improvement in sight in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Feb 08, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Ezetimibe can reduce cardiovascular problems, says new study

A new study has found that Ezetimibe can reduce the cardiovascular problems in diabetes patients. The drug achieved greater reductions in LDL cholesterol than statins alone, resulting in lower risks of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes and the benefits observed in diabetics were greater than in those without diabetes.

Aug 31, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

Statins may trigger anger in women: Study

Statins, a highly popular class of drug used to manage blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, have been found to trigger anger among women, says a new study.

Jul 02, 2015, 17:33 PM IST

Statins don't pose threat to your memory

If you are taking statins, there's no need to worry as a new study has suggested that the cholesterol-lowering drugs most likely do not cause short-term memory loss.Lead study author Brian L. Strom of Rutgers University said that limited previous studies and some statin-drug takers have anecdotally reported memory lapses after taking popular lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs) called statins. The result has been that some people have stopped taking their statins, inappropriately.The study compared new users of statins with people not taking statins. New statin users also were compared to a second control group - patients taking nonstatin LLDs, which had not been done before.More patients taking statins indeed reported memory loss in the 30-day period after first taking the drugs, compared to non-users, the study found. The same, however, was found with the nonstatin LLDs.Either it means that anything that lowers cholesterol has the same effect on short-term memory, which is not scientifically credible because you're dealing with drugs with completely different structures, Strom noted, adding that detection bias is more likely the reason, meaning patients taking a new drug visit their doctors more frequently and are highly attuned to their health.Strom added that when patients are put on statins or any new drug, they're seen more often by their doctor or they themselves are paying attention to whether anything is wrong. So if they have a memory problem, they're going to notice it.He continued that even if it has nothing to do with the drug, they're going to blame it on the drug.Strom concluded that people who have high cholesterol should be on statins, which include atorvastatin, cerivastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin, while nonstatin LLDs include cholestyramine, colestipol hydrochloride, colesevelam, clofibrate and gemfibrozil, are a very effective therapy, which is very safe.The study appears in The Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.

Jun 09, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

'Cholesterol drugs may reduce risk of cancer death'

Women who take cholesterol-lowering drugs might have a reduced risk of death caused by cancer, suggests a new study.

Jun 05, 2015, 08:29 AM IST

Statins can cut stroke risk by 30% in elderly

As per a new study, millions of people should be given wonderdrugs, which include statins and fibrates, as they can slash the stroke risk by a third in the elderly.

May 19, 2015, 16:43 PM IST

Statins strongly linked to increased diabetes risk

In a database study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins have been found to increase the risk of developing diabetes.

May 08, 2015, 12:19 PM IST

Use of statins linked to reduced death from lung cancer

Sceintists have shown that prolonged use of statins may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer.

May 03, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Cholesterol-lowering drug may curb lung cancer death risk

Prolonged use of statins, a cholesterol-lowering drug, may lower risk of death from lung cancer, new research has found.

May 01, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Here's when to take statins or not

A new study has offered clinicians tips to help patients make the right call whether to use cholesterol-lowering statins or not.

Mar 31, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

Statins elevate risk of diabetes by 46%

Use of statins can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 46 percent, even after adjustment for confounding factors, claims a new study.

Mar 05, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Safety, efficacy of statins exaggerated: Study

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective or as safe as we have been led to believe, warn US researchers.

Feb 22, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

'Wonder drugs' statins 'not as effective or safe' as we have been led to believe

A new study has revealed that safety and life-saving efficacy of statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, have been exaggerated.

Feb 21, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

Statins may not lower Parkinson's risk: Study

Use of statins may not be associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found.

Feb 21, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

Taking statins in 30s can help prevent heart disease later in life

Scientists have claimed that adults between the ages of 35 and 55 with even slightly high cholesterol are at risk of facing heart disease later in life.

Jan 27, 2015, 10:33 AM IST