Tag: statins


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....

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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...

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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...

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Jan

24

2012

Statin Drugs Increase Risk of Diabetes Significantly

Statins are taken by one in four Americans over the age of 45, even though diet can fix high cholesterol quicker and more safely. Here’s new evidence of the drugs’ dangers. A University of Massachusetts Medical School study has found that statins significantly increase risk of type 2 diabetes among postmenopausal women—an increased rate of 48% compared to those not on cholesterol-lowering drugs. The data...

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