Tag: Cholesterol


Apr

03

2012

“Bad” LDL Cholesterol May Protect Us against Cancer

LDL cholesterol is demonized, but we’ve told you the other side of the story. Now a new discovery adds to the growing list of health benefits. There may be a link between low levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—that is, not enough of it—and increased cancer risk, according to new research. Scientists at Tufts University looked at 201 cancer patients and 402 cancer-free patients....

Read More


Jan

31

2012

Statins increase diabetes in postmenopausal women by 70%

(NaturalNews) The result of a study published in theArchives of Internal Medicinefinds that statin use in postmenopausal women significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. In spite of this damning evidence, researchers do not recommend that the American Diabetes Association guidelines for primary and secondary prevention should be changed. Statins account for hundreds of billions in pharmaceutical sales each year, and there is scant evidence...

Read More


Jan

26

2012

The Link between Nerve Damage and Statin Drugs

Spending on cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins increased by $160 million in 2010, for a total spending of nearly $19 billion in the U.S., the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics reported in their Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2010. In all, more than 255 million prescriptions were dispensed for these drugs in 2010, making them the most commonly prescribed type of medication...

Read More


Mar

09

2010

Statin induced myopathy presenting as mechanical musculoskeletal pain

Statin induced myopathy presenting as mechanical musculoskeletal pain observed in two chiropractic patients. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2010 Mar;54(1):43-51. Rodine RJ, Tibbles AC, Kim PS, Alikhan N. Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3J1. Tel: 416-482-2340. Lipid lowering drugs, such as statins, are commonly used to treat approximately 10 million Canadians affected...

Read More


Feb

07

2010

Fish Yields Statin-Like Benefits

Eating more fish and less saturated fat is linked to blood-fat benefits that statin drugs did not boost any further by Craig Weatherby – Vital Choice Surprisingly, there is relatively little evidence on the extent to which blood fat and cholesterol levels in older persons respond to dietary changes. Nor has it been clear whether dietary changes add to or rival the effects that statin-type...

Read More