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Doing more exercise could help people with high cholesterol as much, or more, than drugs, a new study has revealed. The ten-year study of 10,000 US veterans found that the very fit were 60-70 per cent less likely to die than unfit people on statins.
Researchers followed all cancer patients in Denmark diagnosed between 1995 and 2007. They found that those who took cholesterol -lowering statins before they were diagnosed were less likely to die from their disease than patients who did not take the
A number of studies have found that statin users seem to have lower odds of developing or dying from pneumonia. But no one knows if the cholesterol drugs themselves should get the credit. For the new analysis, researchers pulled together 13 past
For the last 20 years, statins have been used to lower cholesterol and prevent future hearts attacks and strokes, but there have been conflicting results about the drugs' benefits in women. "The stroke result was a surprise to us, since other
It has a high mortality rate, killing around 16,000 a year, often because many victims ignore early warning signs and seek medical help only once the cancer has had a chance to advance. The researchers said: Statins may have a protective effect
Reuters Despite earlier indications that people taking cholesterol-lowering statins might have a reduced risk of developing melanoma, a study of thousands of women found that the popular drugs do nothing to prevent the deadly skin cancer. Evidence
A 2010 study by Dr. Golomb and colleagues found that a majority of statin users reporting muscle problems were in categories for which available randomized controlled trial evidence shows no trend to all-cause mortality benefit with statin therapy.
March 5, 2012 Once upon a time, it was quite common for drugs to switch their status from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) making them much more accessible to people by means of ability to purchase and cost. Allergy medications and heartburn
Reuters People with heart disease who take cholesterol-lowering statins may have a lower risk of depression than those who don't take the drugs, according to a new study from California. It's still not clear whether the popular medications have
The finding echoes two previous studies that also found that statins were associated with some protection from the worst flu outcomes, including pneumonia , hospitalization, and death. Researchers say that's enough evidence to test statins in a large