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Women taking statins MAY have slightly increased risk of type 2 diabetes

ABC World News reported, “And we have a red flag to tell you about tonight about the most popular prescription drug in the world: statins.” Investigators “at Harvard Medical School” found that “people who take statins to reduce their cholesterol … Continue reading

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Statins reduce risk of dying from prostate cancer

Reuters reports that, according to a study published online in the journal Cancer, use of statins may be linked to a lower risk of death from prostate cancer.

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Long-term statin use declared safe safe

Recent research published in The Lancet suggests that the benefits from statins, the revolutionary class of cholesterol-lowering medications, “increase the longer someone takes them with NO long-term risks such as cancer.” (emphasis added)

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The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150

An easy-to-remember formula for good health (0, 5, 10, 30, 150) is proposed in a wonderful editorial in American Family Physician titled “Preventive Health: Time for Change.” The author suggests this formula to physicians to “help patients achieve healthy lifestyle … Continue reading

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Statins can reduce sex drive

I have heard from male readers that when they began taking the cholesterol reducing statin medications (such as Crestor, Lipitor, lovastatin, simvastatin, etc.), they have experienced decreased libido (sexual drive). Now, there is some research that may confirm this. One … Continue reading

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Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks. So, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug Crestor for some people with normal cholesterol levels, cardiologist Dr. Steven … Continue reading

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Readers ask about my response to the Zetia / Vytorin study that is all over the news

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Some of you are wondering about my response to this news. First of all, you should know that I’m on Vytorin. My doctor had recommended a statin, along with omega-3 fatty acids for my increasing triglycerides … Continue reading

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Guys, keeping your cholesterol low may reduce your prostate cancer risk

There’s good news for men concerned about developing prostate cancer. The AP reports, “Men may protect more than their hearts if they keep cholesterol in line: Their chances of getting aggressive prostate cancer may be lower.” Want to learn more? … Continue reading

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Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only two years yielded “unequivocal evidence” of the drug’s effectiveness, the trial concluded, and the … Continue reading

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Red Yeast Rice (Chinese Supplement) May Cut Heart Risk

ABC News is reporting a study showing Chinese red yeast rice extract reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by nearly one half. The researchers tested red yeast rice extract pills versus a placebo on nearly 5000 Chinese heart attack … Continue reading

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