Latest Hypolipidemic agent Stories

2010-05-17 07:05:50

Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.

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.

2010-05-10 15:40:00

A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells could one day influence how high or low a dose patients need of about half of the clinically used drugs on the market, new research suggests.

2010-03-17 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Niacin, or nicotinic acid, when used under the care and monitoring of a healthcare provider, is the most effective agent available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good cholesterol (1)." HDL is known as "good cholesterol" because it has protective effects on the heart and blood vessels.

2010-03-02 06:30:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Slo-Niacin®, a nonprescription dietary niacin supplement, features nicotinic acid - the most effective substance available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), "good cholesterol."(1) First used in the 1950s, nicotinic acid is the oldest of today's most commonly used agents used for lowering cholesterol.(2) Slo-Niacin® has been on the market for more than 20 years, selling nearly 10 million bottles to date. "Slo-Niacin® contains...

2010-02-22 06:30:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Feb.

2009-11-16 13:50:01

Statin therapy should still be used first to reach blood cholesterol levels before considering addition of niacin.

2009-11-16 12:46:29

A new study has exposed weaknesses on the part of cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin.

2009-10-27 13:58:03

Ezetimibe makes atorvastatin more efficient in lowering lipids in men and women age 65 and older.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.