Statins to go with your Big Mac and soda?

“A double cheeseburger with an extra portion of statins as topping, please.”  No, this is not a joke. A group of British cardiologist think it should be work. Perhaps based on the principle “if you … [Read more...]

Why going nuts can be a good thing

Could nuts be the natural – and delicious – alternative to statins? Researchers a Loma Linda University in California report that nuts can effectively lower total and LDL cholesterols, improve LDL to … [Read more...]

Statins, side effects and safety

Statin therapy is the gold standard in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cardiovascular events. However, the safety of some statins has been questioned lately. Simvastatin (marketed as Zocor … [Read more...]

Is there a role for statins in oncology?

Resource post for February Statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are pharmacological agents used in the control and management of hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol levels. The most popular statins … [Read more...]

Knowing your heart and stroke drugs: statins

Resource post for November Background Statin drugs or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors play a very important role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. They are the first line treatment against … [Read more...]


17 March 2006 A DRUG to lower cholesterol could also help multiple sclerosis sufferers, say researchers. Tests on mice with a similar auto-immune condition produced remarkable results when … [Read more...]

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