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Cholesterol Drugs Equally Effective In Reducing Plaque
2011-11-15 13:32:45

A new study has found that Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor and AstraZeneca's Crestor cholesterol drugs are both equally effective in treating coronary artery disease. Crestor caused a bigger drop in LDL cholesterol than Lipitor, but they both tied when it came to reducing plaque.  LDL cholesterol is the bad kind that can cause build-up of plaque inside the arteries. "The good thing is that these are both effective drugs," Stephen Nicholls, clinical director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for...

2011-11-15 09:53:01

Among patients with sub-optimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, use of the drug evacetrapib alone or in combination with statin medications was associated with significant increases in HDL-C levels and decreases in LDL-C levels, according to a study appearing in the November 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on cardiovascular disease. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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