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2013-11-24 23:00:17

Crunch Cholesterol designed by Colin Carmichael is a new book that covers detailed instructions on how to reduce high cholesterol levels effortlessly. A detailed Crunch Cholesterol overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in their blood. If people have too much cholesterol, it starts to build up in their arteries (blood vessels). The buildup of cholesterol narrows their arteries and...

AHA Controversy Statins Recommendations
2013-11-19 14:50:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) made significant waves when they released a set of recommendations for healthcare providers that suggested 33 million more Americans could benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. This week, those recommendations are being called into question as a pair of Harvard Medical School professors published a report in the journal The...

2013-11-19 12:47:49

VISTA-16 trial was halted for futility and possible harm in 2012 Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events – including sudden death, heart attack and stroke – than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). The results of the VISTA-16 (Vascular Inflammation Suppression to Treat...

2013-11-19 12:17:25

Stephen J. Nicholls, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues determined the effects of varespladib, a drug that inhibits the enzyme secretory phospholipase A2 on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS; such as heart attack or unstable angina). Despite contemporary therapies, patients with ACS face a substantial risk of early, recurrent adverse cardiovascular...

2013-11-19 11:55:09

Based on the largest comprehensive systematic review to date, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that available evidence does not support an association between statins and memory loss or dementia. The new study, a collaborative effort between faculty in Penn Medicine's Preventive Cardiovascular Program, the Penn Memory Center, and the Penn Center for Evidence-Based Practice, will be published in Annals of Internal Medicine. "Statins...


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