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2008-07-25 03:00:12

Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world. In rare cases, statins can cause muscle pain and weakness.

2008-07-24 15:00:15

By ALICIA CHANG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world. In rare cases, statins can cause muscle pain and weakness.

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2008-07-24 09:05:00

Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world.

2008-07-10 00:00:08

Pennsylvania researchers say an alternative, or naturopathic, method to lower cholesterol can be as effective as cholesterol-reducing medications. Lead author Dr.

2006-05-16 15:35:00

Women who use statin drugs to lower their cholesterol are no more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not use the drugs, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

2006-01-18 14:23:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to the expectations of some scientists, cholesterol-lowering 'statin' drugs (such as Lipitor or Zocor) do not appear to stave off age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the eye.

2006-01-03 17:00:12

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs are proven to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks, but researchers said on Tuesday the best-selling medications do not ward off cancer as some earlier studies have suggested.

2005-10-24 15:22:56

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol levels and increasingly seen as having other health benefits have no effect on women's risk of developing breast cancer, a study said on Monday.

2005-09-27 00:36:07

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol levels also cut the risk of bone fractures in adults, a study said on Monday. In a 2-1/2-year survey of 83,000 mostly male U.S.


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