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Health News - Statins

'Millions' prescribed wrong dose of common drugs
By updating old cardiovascular risk analyses, researchers alter the guidelines for prescribing statins, aspirin, and blood pressure drugs. (Medical News Today)

Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people
Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is "yes." (Medical News Today)

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk
Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke
Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year... (Medical News Today)

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death
Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control
New research suggests that, at the right dose and frequency, certain statins might be effective against ovarian cancer if diet excludes geranylgeraniol. (Medical News Today)

Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication, study finds
Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients' own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for... (Medical News Today)

Statins may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk. (Medical News Today)

Statins may improve heart structure, function
Study suggests that people who use statins are less likely to have a thickened heart muscle and an enlarged heart - both risk factors for heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease
An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Statins: How safe are they?
The adverse effects of taking statins have repeatedly been under the spotlight. However, are these fears unfounded? MNT take a look at statin safety. (Medical News Today)

Statins: no increase in muscle-related side effects in patients who are unaware they are taking the drug, analysis finds
When patients were unaware they were taking statins there was no reported increase in muscle-related symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Stem cell drug screen yields potential alternative to statins
Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have found that a class of heart failure drugs might decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in patients who do not... (Medical News Today)

More evidence that statins could prevent blood clots in the veins
Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce" the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body. (Medical News Today)

Guidelines differ on recommendations of statin treatment for African-Americans
Approximately 1 in 4 African American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association are no longer recommended for... (Medical News Today)

Study suggests new drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterol
A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. (Medical News Today)

Statin timing and dosage may improve heart surgery outcomes
Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article posted online in The Annals of Thoracic... (Medical News Today)

Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes in older women
New research finds that taking statins is linked to a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in older women - with risk increasing with dose. (Medical News Today)

Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows
Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Statin side effects are strongest predictor of failure to meet cholesterol targets
Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive... (Medical News Today)

Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention: Link to diabetes questionable and inconsequential
World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but unproven link between statins... (Medical News Today)

Could statins help to reduce blood clots in veins?
A research review suggests that statins - commonly used for reducing cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease - may also prevent blood clots in veins. (Medical News Today)

Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins
Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side... (Medical News Today)

Statins could halt vein blood clots, research suggests
Statins could hold the key to eradicating one of the most preventable causes of hospital deaths after researchers uncovered a new role for the cholesterol-lowering pill. (Medical News Today)

Could statins reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?
An observational study has uncovered a link between high use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, and lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

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