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Statins Didn't Alter the Mind
There has been some uncertainty about statins potentially causing mental confusion and impairment. Researchers have looked at the relationship again.
Cholesterol Meds May Lower Cancer Deaths
Cholesterol lowering medications called statins are among the most commonly prescribed medicines in the US. New research is suggesting these medications may lower more than cholesterol in prostate cancer patients.
Cholesterol Rx May Fight Gum Disease
Studies have shown a link between gum disease and heart disease; both are driven by inflammation. Now it seems that link also may extend to treatments for heart problems — statins, which lower cholesterol, may help reduce gum inflammation.
Heart Meds and Healthy Minds
Statins, a type of medication used to lower cholesterol, recently underwent some label changes. This caused some confusion about a potential association with cognition problems, including short-term memory loss.
Cholesterol Rx May Benefit Bypass Surgery
To reduce “bad” cholesterol, patients commonly take medications called statins. Receiving this treatment before bypass surgery may reduce the risk of post-surgery complications.
Cutting Amputation Risk with Statins
Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of amputation (surgical removal of limb), heart disease and death, so the right treatment is critical.
Staying on Statins to Prevent Parkinson's
Statins are widely used medications that help people control cholesterol levels in the blood. Some research has shown these medications to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Could these properties have an impact on the development of Parkinson's disease?
Cholesterol Rx Takes Care of Joints Too
A certain cholesterol-lowering medicine could knock two birds with one stone if patients' joints are hurting as well.
Statins + Aspirin Cut Cancer Death Risks
Statins are medications that help with high cholesterol. Along with pain relief, aspirin reduces inflammation. These two medications together may provide important benefits for women with endometrial cancer.
Rx May Lower Prostate Cancer Mortality
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Fortunately, it’s not a fatal cancer for most men. New research has found that one medication that’s used to lower cholesterol may also lower prostate cancer deaths.