Washington, May 19 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that a statin drug
commonly used to lower cholesterol is not effective in reducing the number and severity of flare ups from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A recently published meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials that included a total of 91,140 participants found that treatment with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug
significantly increased the risk of developing diabetes.
In the MECC study, statin use was defined as taking any statin drug
at any point during the 5 years prior to enrollment in the trial.
This second clinical study will be looking to demonstrate the efficacy of concomitant administration of Libracol(R) and Lipitor(R) ((x)), the top selling statin drug
Cancer rates, however, were higher in the patients who received the statin drug
DETROIT -- African American patients with dyslipidemia are less likely to receive a statin drug
and less likely to achieve desirable LDL cholesterol levels, Dr.
They found a small but significant improvement in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers given a daily dose of the statin drug
One of the potential--thought--rare--side-effects of taking a statin drug
is a condition known as rhabdomyolysis, a break-down of the muscles that can lead to renal failure, but I should have made it clearer in the piece that rhabdomyolysis does not strike every patient on statins.
From July, the statin drug
simvastatin will be available without prescription in the UK.
The research pair have since discovered that a family of proteins called sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) controls the LDL receptors and regulates cholesterol levels in the body--a finding that forms the basis for using statin drug
therapy to lower cholesterol levels.
The potential benefits of statin drug
use in the treatment or prevention of Alzheimer's disease have been widely recognized, both in the media and in medical research.
Individuals with elevated liver enzymes associated with the intake of statin drugs
have never had permanent damage to the liver produced by the statin drug