Could statins be used to fight a deadly viral infection?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Two Perelman School of Medicine microbiologists may have found a way to use statins, the well-known blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drugs, to fight the hantavirus, a mysterious and lethal microorganism that appeared suddenly in the US southwest over 20 years ago.
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ConclusionsMS and its components may be associated with POP. Elevated TG and reduced HDL-C are associated with POP severity.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(Natural News) For a long time, people have been told that foods rich in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are healthy. It turns out, getting too much HDL can be a bad thing, even if it’s called the “good cholesterol,” according to a study presented at the  European Society of Cardiology Congress. The research, led by a team from...
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(Natural News) For a long time, people have been told that foods rich in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are healthy. It turns out, getting too much HDL can be a bad thing, even if it’s called the “good cholesterol,” according to a study presented at the  European Society of Cardiology Congress. The research, led by a team from...
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For most people at risk of heart attack and stroke, using statins to lower cholesterol brings more benefits than risks, say the American Heart Association.
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ConclusionThe DCCM-based intervention leads to improved glycemic control parameters indicative of diabetes control. Clinically significant change was observed in treatment group only. Integrative diabetes care appears especially well suited for fragmented healthcare systems with limited resources.
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: SteroidsAuthor(s): Vinay Narwal, Ritu Deswal, Bhawna Batra, Vijay Kalra, Ritu Hooda, Minakshi Sharma, J.S. RanaAbstractCholesterol is the most important sterol synthesized by most of the human cells majorly in the liver. It is a necessary constituent of cell membranes, it acts as a precursor for the synthesis of steroid hormones, vitamin D, and bile acids. Cholesterol is transported in plasma primarily in the form of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), the principal route for its removal from tissues to the liver is in high-density lipoproteins (HDL), followed by excre...
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TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a...
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This open access commentary notes the evidence to suggest that therapies based on raised levels of pyrophosphate in blood vessel walls to reduce age-related calcification. The mineralization of blood vessel walls through deposition of calcium, calcification, is one of the mechanisms that contributes to vascular stiffness with age. It impairs the ability of blood vessels to contract and relax as they should. This is a serious issue, as it breaks the feedback mechanisms that control blood pressure, leading to hypertension, vascular disease, and heart failure as heart muscle grows and weakens. From my point of view, th...
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Title: AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of StatinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
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J. Murry Isoprenoids (IsoP) are an important class of molecules involved in many different cellular processes including cholesterol synthesis. We have developed a sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS method for the quantitation of three key IsoPs in bio-matrices, geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP), farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP), and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate (GGPP). LC-MS/MS analysis was performed using a Nexera UPLC System connected to a LCMS-8060 (Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Columbia, MD) with a dual ion source. The electrospray ionization source was operated in the negative MRM mode. The chromatographic separation and d...
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