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Articles about the statin drugs

Articles about the statin drugs

Sorting through the statins
Are all the statins alike? Not really. Here is a summary of the differences.

Do Statins Cause Diabetes?
Statins may increase the risk of diabetes.

Statins May Be Useful For Treating Serious Infections
Evidence is accumulating that the statin drugs may be useful in preventing and treating serious infections, including sepsis, pneumonia and influenza.

Statins May Help Prevent Cataracts
Statins may help reduce the risk of cataracts

Do Statins Prevent Cancer?
Statin use appears to be associated with a reduced risk of some cancers.

Statins treat the risk, not just the cholesterol
Statins may be useful even if cholesterol levels are "normal."

Statins used ineffectively in many
Just because you're on statins doesn't mean you're being adequately treated - many docs don't prescribe high enough doses.

Statins vs angioplasty
Angioplasty may be unnecessary in some patients - if vigorous cholesterol lowering is achieved.

Can statins actually halt coronary disease
A new study suggests that high-dose atorvastatin can actually halt the progression of coronary artery disease

Diabetics should take statins
Patients with diabetes should be on statins, according to experts.

Adding Ezetimibe To Statin Works
Combination therapy safe and effective for reducing LDL cholesterol

What the Baycoll recall means
A popular statin was removed from the market - here's what it means to you.

High-dose atorvastatin improves survival
Pushing LDL levels lower than guidelines recommends improves survival after a heart attack

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