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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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin