Latest Statin development Stories
A meta-analysis of previously published studies finds no evidence that statins are associated with a reduced risk of death among individuals at risk for but with no history of cardiovascular disease.
New study finds post-operative statin use decreases the need for revision surgery.
Statins did not protect patients against colorectal adenomas, which are benign precursors of colorectal cancer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists lead effort that identifies a novel way statins protect cells from a host of bacterial toxins.
Besides their tremendous value in treating high cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease, statins have also been reported to potentially lower the risks of other diseases, such as dementia.
A non-profit senior health organization says the use of statins might significantly reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in the United States. The Senior Center for Health and Security has released a white paper saying the adverse health and financial impact of cardiovascular disease -- the number one killer of men and women in the United States -- can be significantly reduced through the well monitored use of statins. The paper explores the ramifications of heart disease and stroke,...
High cholesterol levels are considered to be a risk factor not only for cardiovascular disease including stroke, but also for the development of Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Taking popular cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as LipitorÂ® (atorvastatin), does not lower the risk of pneumonia. That's the new finding from a study of more than 3,000 Group Health patients published online on June 16 in advance of the British Medical Journal's June 20 print issue.
Statins, which lower cholesterol, may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and may reduce gallbladder removal risk, U.S. researchers say.
Additional study warrants further evaluation of longer durations of statin use among diabetics.