Post-stroke statin use linked to lower fracture risk

Patients treated with statins after a stroke show lower incidence of fractures, a study in the Journal of Clinical Metabolism reports.Healio
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: The control of both LDL cholesterol and CRP levels appears to be effective for preventing recurrent stroke and TIA in patients with non-cardiogenic ischemic stroke. PMID: 30318492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Those of you following these Wheat Belly and Undoctored Blog posts know that it is no secret that Big Pharma is a predatory, manipulative, cutthroat industry that employs underhanded and unethical tactics as routine business. Part of their huge economic success is that they are so effective in getting my colleagues, mainstream physicians, to drink their Kool-Aid and do a lot of the dirty work for them. Just witness what happened in the opioid crisis—it couldn’t have happened without the willing participation of physicians. It’s no different with “treating” cholesterol, total and LDL, with stat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates cholesterol LDL lipoproteins low-carb small ldl undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Achieving an LDL-C of 40-50 mg/dl seems to be safe, and importantly might offer CV beneficial effects. Data for attaining levels below 25 mg/dl is limited, however in favor of such reductions. PMID: 30295187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Peter Willeit, Paul M Ridker, Paul J Nestel, John Simes, Andrew M Tonkin, Terje R Pedersen, Gregory G Schwartz, Anders G Olsson, Helen M Colhoun, Florian Kronenberg, Christiane Drechsler, Christoph Wanner, Samia Mora, Anastasia Lesogor, Sotirios TsimikasSummaryBackgroundElevated lipoprotein(a) is a genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease in general population studies. However, its contribution to risk for cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease or on statin therapy is uncertain.MethodsPatient-level data fr...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the association between the angiopoietin-like protein 4 gene (ANGPTL4) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and serum lipid levels, the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and ische...
Source: Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2018Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Aruna D. Pradhan, Nina P. Paynter, Brendan M. Everett, Robert J. Glynn, Pierre Amarenco, Marshall Elam, Henry Ginsberg, William R. Hiatt, Shun Ishibashi, Wolfgang Koenig, Børge G. Nordestgaard, Jean-Charles Fruchart, Peter Libby, Paul M RidkerAbstractObservational, genetic, and experimental data indicate that triglyceride rich lipoproteins (TRLs) likely participate causally in atherothrombosis. Yet, robust clinical trial evidence that triglyceride (TG) lowering therapy reduces cardiovascular events remains elusive. The selec...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Discussions with Physicians) online on behalf of Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. from July 7 to August 4, 2017, among 5,014 U.S. adults age 45 or older who had been diagnosed with high cholesterol and had used a statin to treat high cholesterol. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. The post Are menopause and high cholesterol related? appeared first on Embrace Your Heart.
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Award Winning Blog Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Health Menopause and Heart Health Women's Wellness Take Cholesterol To Heart Source Type: blogs
Could daily doses of statins help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures after a stroke?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewLipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a pro-inflammatory, pro-thrombotic, and pro-atherogenic lipoprotein particle. Lp(a) binds and transports oxidized phospholipids in the bloodstream. It is one of the strongest genetic risk factors for coronary artery disease, stroke, and calcific aortic valve stenosis.Recent FindingsElevated Lp(a) levels, or hyperlipoproteinemia(a), is associated with cardiovascular outcomes even in high-risk individuals who achieve their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol target with statins. Lifestyle modification therapy and dietary supplements have little impact on plasma Lp(a) levels....
Source: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news
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