High cholesterol: Red yeast rice can lower levels - contains 'naturally occurring' statins
A traditional Chinese food, which can also be consumed as a supplement, could help lower cholesterol levels, an expert has said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: The cholesterol-lowering medication could treat prostate cancer - new study
Apart from busting your cholesterol levels, statins could also act as a treatment for prostate cancer, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Nonstatin Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: How to Use Them New Nonstatin Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: How to Use Them
Dr Skolnik gives a quick summary of guidance on incorporating new agents that provide alternatives to statin monotherapy.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Statins 'could treat prostate cancer': Drugs starve stubborn tumours, trial finds
Researchers in Glasgow found protein prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels - a protein produced by the organ - dropped substantially in all 12 patients treated with statins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Study Shows Fenofibrate Benefit on Diabetic Retinopathy Another Study Shows Fenofibrate Benefit on Diabetic Retinopathy
While a Korean study shows reduction in diabetic retinopathy progression by 11% with fenofibrate plus statin compared with statin alone, some reservations remain over wider use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 23, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Add PCSK9 Inhibitors to Statins at Primary PCI: EPIC-STEMI Add PCSK9 Inhibitors to Statins at Primary PCI: EPIC-STEMI
The powerful LDL-lowering agents aren ' t being used to their fullest potential, but giving them early to STEMI patients along with high-intensity statins would help amend that, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How Menopause Affects Cholesterol —And How to Manage It
Kelly Officer, 49, eats a vegan diet and shuns most processed foods. So, after a recent routine blood test revealed that she had high cholesterol, “I was shocked and upset,” she says, “since it never has been [high] in the past.” Officer is not alone. As women enter menopause, cholestrol levels jump—by an average of 10-15%, or about 10 to 20 milligrams per deciliter. (A healthy adult cholesterol range is 125-200 milligrams per deciliter, according to the National Library of Medicine.) This change often goes unnoticed amidst physical symptoms and the general busyness of those years. But, says D...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Harmon Courage Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitor Passes Muster for LDL Reduction in Acute Coronary Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A PCSK9 inhibitor contributed extra LDL cholesterol lowering as an early add-on to standard high-intensity statins in the acute period of ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI), the small EPIC-STEMI trial found. Between... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 20, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Rapeseed found to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol as much as statins – ‘important’ finding
HEART disease is the biggest killer globally. However, heart disease is not one condition, but an umbrella of several deadly diseases, from the fatal to the innocuous. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit juice can have a 'dangerous' effect on statins warns health body - can prove 'toxic'
CERTAIN types of fruit juice contain compounds that stop statins doing their job. Harvard Health issues important advice for statin users who are tempted to mix the two. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muscling Through the Data Muscling Through the Data
Neurologist Allan Block notes that while some patients taking statins do get muscle cramps, a recent meta-analysis suggested these symptoms were unrelated to the drug in 9 out of 10 cases.MDedge (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 6, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Muscling Through the Data on Statins and Myalgia Muscling Through the Data on Statins and Myalgia
Neurologist Allan Block notes that while some patients taking statins do get muscle cramps, a recent meta-analysis suggested these symptoms were unrelated to the drug in 9 out of 10 cases.MDedge (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 6, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Doctor warns against 'suddenly' stopping statins - the 'shock' can be 'life-threatening'
STATINS provide a buffer against heart disease by stymieing the production of cholesterol inside the liver. Most people need to stay on statins for life. According to Doctor Paula Oliveira of Loxa Beauty, "suddenly" stopping statins can have grave health consequences. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atorvastatin Improves Cisplatin Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Cells Atorvastatin Improves Cisplatin Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Cells
The findings suggest targeting cholesterol metabolism as adjuvant therapy for platinum-based chemotherapy in breast cancer. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.First Look (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 1, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Statins and Muscle Pain; Sleep Loss; and Paxlovid Success Statins and Muscle Pain; Sleep Loss; and Paxlovid Success
The top 3 things you should know to start your day.3 Things to Know Today (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news