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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that they would be adding memory loss and diabetes warnings to the labels of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
At an 8 a.m. EST press conference today at the American Heart Association meeting, UB professor of medicine William E. Boden, MD, discusses the AIM-HIGH clinical trial, which found that niacin provides no incremental benefit to patients with atherosclerotic heart disease, whose levels of LDL cholesterol and non-HDL (which contributes to plaque in the arteries) were very well-controlled.
Increasing levels of high-density lipoproteins, better known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, reduced the risk for heart attack and stroke among patients with diabetes.
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