Tag Archive: statin

Apr 26

According to a new study, patients with high cholesterol levels prescribed statins have increased their caloric intake by nearly 10%

According to a new study, patients with high cholesterol levels prescribed statins have increased their caloric intake by nearly 10% and their intake of fat by 14% over the recent 10–year period. On the contrary, no changes in eating habits have been observed among statin nonusers.

Mar 27

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3)

The recently released Joint British Societies’ Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) and published in the journal Heart recommend that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts should certainly be extended to people with low short–term risk but high lifetime risk of cardiovascular events. The recommendations also stress upon initiation of statin therapy in individuals …

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Feb 06

The addition of evolocumab (Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA) to a statin

The addition of evolocumab (Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA) to a statin, compared with a statin alone, significantly lowered LDL–cholesterol levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia, according to the top-line results of the LAPLACE-2 study announced this week. The full results of LAPLACE–2 will be presented by Dr Jennifer Robinson (University of Iowa, …

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Jan 01

High–potency statin therapy given post acute coronary syndrome did not raise serum creatinine

High–potency statin therapy given post acute coronary syndrome did not raise serum creatinine or cause more risk of acute kidney injury than low–potency statin regimens did in a new analysis of two published landmark randomized clinical trials presented at the American Heart Association scientific sessions.