PCSK9 in Diabetes: Sweet, Bitter or Sour? PCSK9 in Diabetes: Sweet, Bitter or Sour?
A new study aims to elucidate the link between PCSK9 inhibitors and glucose metabolism. Might they increase the risk of diabetes, as statins have been shown to do?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Personal Health: When the Benefits of Statins Outweigh the Risks
Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs ’ potential benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cholesterol Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Diet and Nutrition Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins
SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins. Yet new research found that only about 6 percent of patients take these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cardiac risk grows with higher coronary calcium scores
Individuals with high CT coronary artery calcium scores -- at least 1,000 Agatston...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Heart attack rate plummeted 38% in 30 years and death rate hits all-time low
Doctors have long known that statins, aspiring, not smoking and better diet and exercise can help prevent heart attacks and at last patients and doctors are implementing them, a Yale study author says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Trial Drug, Bempedoic Acid, Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: New drug may help lower cholesterol levels without statins, study shows
HIGH CHOLESTEROL: Recent research has revealed a new drug that could help to lower cholesterol levels in patients who are unable to tolerate statins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'
A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ezetimibe and simvastatin, Vytorin
Title: ezetimibe and simvastatin, VytorinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pill 'as good as statins' could benefit hundreds of thousands of patients
Researchers at Imperial College London tested the new pill on more than 2,200 people and found it was as effective as statins at lowering cholesterol but caused fewer side effects (file photo) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Bempedoic acid, an inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY), added to maximally tolerated statin therapy, significantly reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients with atherosclerotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk
Risk was greater among people who were overweight, obese or who had prediabetes, prompting calls for lifestyle intervention when starting patients on statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins
A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side effects. The findings come from the largest study to date to test the effectiveness and safety of bempedoic acid, an oral medication - yet to be approved in Europe - which inhibits the body's ability to create the building blocks of cholesterol. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Grapefruit Juice Affect My Thyroid Medicine?
Some 100 drugs can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Citrus Fruits Grapefruit Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition OxyContin (Drug) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases
Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from CT scans could help inform treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CADComments: 3/8/2019 6:10:01 AMJ Shea The author suggests CaSc is free information. That's true on some level but the study isn't obtained in the same way and also requires post-processing. Adding a score to every chest CT is...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proposal to lower threshold for hypertension treatment
NICE proposals could benefit thousands of patients Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials NICE rejects arguments against wider statin use Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality US expert group updates statins recommendations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins May Increase Risk of Diabetes
The risk may be especially high in those who are overweight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Obesity Weight Zocor (Drug) Source Type: news

Huge rise in under-40s suffering heart attacks, study finds
The overall rate of cardiovascular events has dropped thanks to fewer people smoking cigarettes and more older people taking statins. But Harvard data show the rate is rising in younger Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients taking statins face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Roughly six million people in Britain are thought to take statins and it is estimated that up to 30million people take the pills in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of statins may increase risk of diabetes
Research, published in theBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, suggests that statins may increase the risk of type-2 diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Devastating investigation reveals impact of deadly statin denier propaganda
Dr Zoë Harcombe (pictured) author of one of the bestselling diet books of 2019, recently blogged: ‘High cholesterol is not even associated with high heart disease, let alone a cause.’ (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There is a special place in hell for the doctors who claim statins don't work, says BARNEY CALMANĀ 
BARNEY CALMAN: No one will force you to take the pills. Whether you take their advice is up to you. But if you do, it might just save your life (Barney Calman is pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take it from a doctor: Heart surgeon says statins DO NOT work, can even increase risk of diabetes and obesity
(Natural News) If you aren’t taking statins, there is a good chance you know several people who do. After all, a quarter of the American population over the age of 45 takes one daily. Given their widespread use, you would think they are incredibly effective and safe, but nothing could be further from the truth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Meds May Not Help Ward Off Dementia
Combinations of drugs that lower blood pressure and/or statins to control high cholesterol did cut the chances of heart problems in people in a new study, but did not appear to have an effect on thinking and memory declines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Deprescribing Follow-up: How You Voted Statin Deprescribing Follow-up: How You Voted
Did readers agree with Dr Vega on whether to deprescribe an elderly patient's statin?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Brilinta for Prevention in T2D; Pacer Recall; PCSK9 for Statin Myopathy Cases
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Statins DOUBLE your risk of developing diabetes
(Natural News) Which condition would you rather have: high cholesterol or diabetes? It’s a choice you might be unwittingly making if you take statins to lower your cholesterol as studies show that those who take the drugs are twice as likely to develop diabetes as those who do not. On top of that, they also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention
NHS England ’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and the Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation share their thoughts on the new GP contract and the positive impact that the changes could have on the outcomes and quality of life for people across the country Related items fromOnMedica Invest in GP services to improve heart failure survival Statins cut risk of strokes/heart attacks irrespective of patient ’s age Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care Hypertension: what ’s new and how might this impact practice? Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN...
Source: OnMedica Views - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

10 percent of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren't treated for it
This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs have serious side effects that include brain damage
(Natural News) One out of every five Americans has been convinced to take a statin drug in order to lower their blood cholesterol levels and supposedly prevent heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admit that statin drug use is on the rise; Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling prescription drug in the world. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Adherence to Statin Tx Tied to Greater Death Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women, minorities, younger adults, older adults less likely to adhere (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

STATINS FAIL: Another scientific study shows statin drugs to be totally worthless at protecting against anything
(Natural News) A class of drugs that doctors from Imperial College London say should be handed out like ketchup packets as “preventative medicine” to the public has once again been shown to be completely useless. A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that statins, which are often hawked as the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feb 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology Feb 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology
The cost of cardiac care, statin adherence and mortality, syncope, ultra-processed food, and heart failure survival are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins could protect against motor neurone disease
(Queen Mary University of London) High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in the USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greater Statin Adherence, Even if Already High, Boosts Survival Greater Statin Adherence, Even if Already High, Boosts Survival
Long-term mortality tracked inversely with statin adherence even in patients with continuing prescriptions for the drugs and regardless of how adherent they were to other cardiovascular meds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statin Adherence Is Lifelong Necessity
(MedPage Today) -- Even for long-term users, skipping doses tied to greater mortality risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins DO work... as long as you take them
Researchers at Stanford University in California say people taking their statins less than half the time they should be are measurably more likely to die within a one-year period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Are general health checks beneficial?
Do general health checks reduce illness and death?The authors of thisupdated Cochrane Review set out to find if general health checks reduce illness and deaths.General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill. The purpose is to find disease early, prevent disease from developing, or provide reassurance. Health checks are a common element of health care in some countries. Experience from screening programmes for individual diseases have shown that the benefits may be smaller than expected and the harms greater. The review authors identified and analysed all randomised trials that compared invit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Statins to Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence and Mortality Statins to Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence and Mortality
What role do statins have in management of breast cancer?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Myths about statins
Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol, but many more who could benefit from them don't out of concern over potential side effects. But Dr. Stephen Kopecky (Koh-PET-ski), a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says a lot of those concerns are based on myths. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/a1QepGgqqsk Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pain Creams and Gels; Reducing Delirium: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include a new tetracycline class antibiotic; and are you ever too old for statins? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Feb 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology Feb 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Statins in the elderly, donor hearts and the opioid crisis, Impella, coronary calcium in exercisers, and the plateau in heart disease deaths are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Psoriasis medication may improve heart disease in patients with the skin condition
(European Society of Cardiology) Anti-inflammatory biologic drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). During one year of treatment, biologic therapy improved coronary artery plaque similar to the effect of a low-dose statin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The negative effects of statins on the brain
(Natural News) Statin drugs, prescribed by doctors to reduce high cholesterol levels and supposedly prevent heart attacks and strokes, are the second most prescribed drugs in the world, after the painkiller hydrocodone. Since one in five Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 take these drugs regularly, it is likely that you are acquainted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacists call for more medicines reviews
The regular reviews will cut problematic polypharmacy and save money Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statin Benefits in the Elderly: New Meta-Analysis Statin Benefits in the Elderly: New Meta-Analysis
Statins reduce vascular events in all age groups, including people older than 75 years, concludes a new meta-analysis from the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists'Collaboration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter Your Age
Statins appear to be just as effective in people aged over 75 years as in younger people, a new study says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Therapy Improves Cardiovascular Health for All Ages
(MedPage Today) -- Evidence weakest for patients older than 75 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people aged 75 and older. " Statin therapy has been shown to prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news