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2009-06-29 15:12:00

New White Paper Reveals Power of Statins in Fighting Cardiovascular Disease WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The adverse health and financial impact of cardiovascular disease - the number one killer of men and women in America - can be significantly reduced through the well monitored use of statins according to a major white paper release today by the non-profit Senior Center for Health and Security (SCHS). The white paper, Saving America's Seniors With Statins: Solving a...

2009-06-24 08:00:00

Study Published in Annals of Internal Medicine CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, announced today that red yeast rice, an ingredient contained in Cinnechol, one of the Company's primary supplement products, has been recently proven to decrease levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, in dyslipidemic patients. LDL cholesterol is known more informally as "bad"...

2009-06-17 22:02:06

A Seattle researcher refutes the claim that statin drugs may lower the risk of pneumonia. Dr. Sascha Dublin of the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle found that pneumonia risk was, if anything, slightly higher -- 26 percent -- in people using a statin than in those not using the cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as Lipitor. As a doctor, I'm a fan of statins for what they've been proven to do -- lowering cholesterol and risk of heart disease and stroke in people who've had...

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2009-06-10 12:55:00

Danish scientists reported the strongest evidence yet that an often-ignored form of cholesterol can cause heart attacks, Reuters reported. They found that heart attacks are more common in people with higher levels of a little-understood form of cholesterol called lipoprotein (a), which varies up to a thousand fold from one person to another. While millions of people take statins to cut heart attack and stroke risk, it does not affect lipoprotein (a). But Borge Nordestgaard of Copenhagen...

2009-05-26 07:31:08

 People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after a stroke may be less likely to have another stroke later, according to research published in the May 26, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Those who take statins after a stroke may also be less likely to die within the next 10 years than those who do not take statins."Considering the large burden that stroke carries around the world, these potential...

2009-05-06 08:22:35

Additional study warrants further evaluation of longer durations of statin use among diabetics The commonly used prescription statin drugs may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and lead to a reduction in the need for gallbladder removals, according to two studies published in Gastroenterology. As millions of Americans use statins each day to help lower their cholesterol and risk of heart disease, researchers are learning of the beneficial effects these drugs may have...

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2009-04-15 13:26:56

Researchers reported that a pooled analysis of 24 past clinical studies involving 165,000 people showed cholesterol-lowering drugs cut the risk of strokes by about a fifth, Reuters reported. French researchers reported in the journal Lancet Neurology that the class of drugs "” a mainstay for millions of people with heart disease "” also slows the movement of blockages in the carotid artery carrying blood to the brain. Stroke risk fell by 21 percent for each one millimole per liter...

2009-02-24 17:38:56

Cholesterol reduction may reduce angiogenesis, ultimately leading to less aggressive prostate cancer tumors, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr. Keith Solomon of Children's Hospital Boston said that prostate tumors accumulate high levels of cholesterol, and tumor incidence correlates with eating a high fat/high cholesterol diet Western diet. Solomon and colleagues fed mice a high fat/high cholesterol diet and found that high cholesterol levels promoted tumor growth, but that Ezetimibe, or Zetia,...

2009-02-24 07:40:26

Current research suggests that lowering cholesterol may block the growth of prostate tumors. The related report by Solomon et al, "Ezetimibe Is an Inhibitor of Tumor Angiogenesis," appears in the March 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.High cholesterol not only leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, but may also contribute to cancer growth and progression. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 6 men. Prostate...

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2009-02-17 13:25:00

Less than one percent of children aged 12 to 17 are likely to need drug treatments for high cholesterol, according to a new study. Researchers took data of about 10,000 kids from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2006 for participants aged 6 to 17 years. Of those, about 2,700 in the 12-to-17 group had LDL levels measured. About 5 percent to 7 percent of those youth had elevated LDL. Additionally, researchers concluded that about 0.8 percent of adolescents...


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