Tag: Low-density lipoprotein

Serious studies on the many risks of statins

I have decided to post a quick data rebuttal, after the publishing of a few misguided headlines (i.e ” Statins have virtually no side-effects, study finds”, and “Give statins to all over-40s, says heart surgery pioneer”, from the London Telegraph ).  This coincides with the wildly unsubstantiated recommendations being presented in […]

Wider use of statins ‘disturbing’

Wider use of statins will have minimal benefit and could needlessly expose   thousands to severe side effects, doctors warn following change in US   prescription guidelines New US guidelines on statins, issued on Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, recommend that doctors should […]

146th Health Research Report 11 JAN 2013

    In this issue: 1. Foodborne Illness Could Have Sinister Causes : Medications being intentionally added 2. Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles 3. Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy 4. Hold the diet soda? Sweetened drinks linked to depression, coffee tied to lower risk 5. Disappearing bacterium […]

Pfizer can do no wrong, or at least not enough to get found guilty ( Off-guideline does not equate to off-label )

Suit Over Pfizer Lipitor Labels Gave Judge ‘Paine’ By ADAM KLASFELD BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) – A federal judge invoked Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” in dismissing allegations that Pfizer illegally marketed its cholesterol-fighting drug Lipitor. In her fifth complaint against Pfizer under the False Claims Act, former employee Dr. […]

142nd Health Research Report 16 NOV 2012

  Editors Top five: Caffeine improves recognition of positive words Drinking green tea with starchy food may help lower blood sugar spikes Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk Eating more fish could reduce postpartum depression In […]

Cholesterol-reducing drugs may lessen brain function, says ISU researcher

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Yeon-Kyun Shin colishin@iastate.edu 515-294-2530 Iowa State University AMES, Iowa — Research by an Iowa State University scientist suggests that cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function. Yeon-Kyun Shin, a biophysics professor in the department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, […]

Most heart attack patients’ cholesterol levels did not indicate cardiac risk: half of the patients with a history of heart disease had LDL cholesterol levels lower than 100 mg/dL

Contact: Rachel Champeau rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2270 University of California – Los Angeles A new national study has shown that nearly 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national […]

Obese kids’ artery plaque similar to middle-aged adults

Contact: AHA News Media Staff Office bridgette.mcneill@heart.org 504-670-6524 American Heart Association Abstract 6077; this abstract is also featured in a news conference The neck arteries of obese children and teens look more like those of 45-year-olds, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. […]