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2005-11-28 15:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new study provide more evidence that rice policosanol -- a mixture of alcohols extracted from sugar-cane wax -- has favorable effects on serum lipids. In an 8-week study of 70 patients with very high cholesterol levels, 10 milligrams of rice policosanol daily significantly reduced total cholesterol concentrations in plasma and increased apolipoprotein A1 -- a protein portion of "good" HDL cholesterol that carries cholesterol in the blood. Dr....

2005-11-17 14:24:35

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the...

2005-11-17 01:40:00

LONDON -- Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the drugs "may slow...

2005-11-16 19:11:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday. In a three-year study involving 342 Alzheimer's patients, they found that the illness did not develop as quickly in sufferers with high cholesterol levels who were given statins as in patients not taking the drugs. Professor Florence Pasquier, of the University Hospital in Lille, France, said the...

2005-11-15 16:19:55

BOSTON (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc. said on Tuesday its experimental cholesterol drug torcetrapib, combined with its multibillion-dollar cholesterol drug Lipitor, significantly increased levels of "good" cholesterol while significantly lowering "bad" cholesterol. The world's biggest drug company said promising results of two mid-stage, or Phase II, studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Dallas determined the company to continue into the final stage of...

2005-11-14 13:00:00

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS -- Taking fatty acids commonly found in fish along with cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins provides additional protection against heart attacks and other heart risks, according to a large Japanese study presented on Monday. The 18,645-patient long-term study tested the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- a form of omega-3 fatty acid -- plus statins versus statins alone in patients with high cholesterol. The study, presented at the...

2005-11-07 14:37:21

No clear evidence exists that some widely-prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs can decrease the risk of melanoma, a deadly and malignant skin cancer, according to a new review of recent studies. Robert Dellavalle, M.D., of Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and colleagues found no significant difference in melanoma rates between people taking statin or fibrate medication for high cholesterol and those who did not take either class of drug. The reviewers looked at 16 high-quality studies...

2005-09-27 00:36:07

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol levels also cut the risk of bone fractures in adults, a study said on Monday. In a 2-1/2-year survey of 83,000 mostly male U.S. military veterans, the 28,000 who took statin drugs had roughly a one-third lower risk of fracturing bones compared to those not taking statins or those taking other types of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the report said. The finding backed up previous research that showed statins lowered bone...

2005-09-02 16:16:25

(Kingston, ON) "“ Being physically fit can dramatically reduce men's deaths from heart disease "“ even when their cholesterol rates are high, says Queen's researcher Peter Katzmarzyk. His new study to be published Tues. Sept. 6 by Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association shows that, regardless of their cholesterol level, men can cut by half their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if they are physically fit. Other Queen's members of the team, from the School...

2004-12-01 00:00:07

Dec. 1--It's common knowledge that high cholesterol increases the risks of heart attack. But having too little of a certain type of cholesterol can be hazardous as well, and currently there isn't much doctors can do, except urge their patients to lose weight and exercise. On Tuesday, Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, outlined its plans to change that by combining its best-selling Lipitor cholesterol-lowering drug with another drug that boosts the "good" type of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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