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2010-11-12 08:09:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, but was associated with lowering risk of melanoma, endometrial cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. "The lower risk of endometrial cancer and melanoma among long-term users has not been seen in most previous studies and was surprising," Eric J. Jacobs, Ph.D., strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer Society, was quoted as saying. "The lower risk of...

2010-11-10 12:43:34

Researchers have further established that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, according to study results presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia. Statins are a class of drugs commonly used in the United States to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. While study results to date have shown that short-term use of statins has...

2010-10-22 14:05:48

A cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), report researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues in the October issue of the Journal of Urology. Together, the drugs worked even better. "We don't know the mechanism, but the results suggest to us that lowering cholesterol has the potential to reduce BPH in men," says senior author Keith Solomon, PhD, a biochemist,...

2010-09-08 01:06:04

New findings reported in the September issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, appear to explain why people who carry specific and common versions of a single gene are more likely to have high cholesterol and to suffer a heart attack. Studies in mice show that the gene, known as sortilin (SORT1), controls the release of LDL (a.k.a. "bad") cholesterol from the liver into the bloodstream. The findings suggest that SORT1 may be a good target for new cholesterol-lowering drugs,...

2010-07-14 08:52:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are whole-heartedly searching for a dietary supplement to support heart health can turn to Slo-Niacin®. Trusted by healthcare professionals for more than 20 years, Slo-Niacin® is a niacin supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to boost "good" cholesterol (HDL). "Slo-Niacin® features a unique patented polygel® system that gradually delivers niacin to...

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2010-07-12 12:50:00

Thousands of children with high levels of LDL cholesterol are going untreated, as current guidelines exclude as many as 10-percent of those who could benefit from medication, according to a new study completed by researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown. According to a July 12 Time Magazine article, "Current government recommendations suggest screening for high cholesterol in children with a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (with at least one parent...

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2010-06-29 11:00:00

On Monday, researchers said they did not find evidence that cholesterol-reducing drugs can help extend the life of patients at risk of heart disease. The study involved 65,229 people who were questioned about the use of the cholesterol-reducing drugs, also known as statins.  Statins are the world's top-selling prescription drugs.  According to health industry data firm IMC Health, over 238 million prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs were dispensed by retail pharmacies in...

2010-06-29 05:00:00

Analyzes the Effectiveness and Safety of Statin Use for Those Who Need It Recommendations for Choosing a 'Best Buy' Statin and Strategies for Money-Saving YONKERS, N.Y., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A series of new reports from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs (BBD) caution that the benefits of statin use by children and some women may not outweigh the risks. Drugs to lower cholesterol -- including statins -- are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. and garnered more than...

2010-05-17 07:05:50

Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut. The results of the study were presented at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. "Previous clinical studies have indicated statins may play a role in lowering the risk of these conditions, but these studies have yielded variable estimates of the effect of statin therapy," said...

2010-05-13 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotinic acid (niacin) is the most effective agent available for increasing HDL ("good cholesterol"). Niacin is a type of naturally occurring B vitamin that aids in the function of skin, nerves and digestion. The adult body needs at least 14-16 mg of niacin daily to function properly. The term niacin is sometimes used to refer to both nicotinic acid and the closely related molecule, nicotinamide, but only nicotinic acid has been shown to have...


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