For 30 years statins have reduced heart disease. But unscientific claims on the internet and elsewhere are confusing people and putting them at greater risk. Learn the facts.
A study confirms a major concern of cardiologists – after a heart attack lots of patients stop taking or misuse lifesaving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about supplements and statins.
For the first time, a drug from a new class of potent cholesterol-lowering therapies has been shown to cut the risk of death, heart attack and stroke. Here’s guidance on whether it’s right for you.
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Despite limitations, heart disease risk calculators are a good discussion-starter with your doctor about your risk, lifestyle changes to consider, and whether medication would benefit you.
The extract from the Italian citrus fruit bergamot successfully reduced cholesterol levels in recent studies, The Wall Street Journal recently reported. The supplement allowed study participants to cut back on statin dosages as well. Pucker power Commonly used as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, the extract of the bitter citrus fruit bergamot was shown … Read More
There’s a controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased risk of heart attack and stroke. In early November important new guidelines on cholesterol-lowering statin use were released. I responded favorably about this development in this previous post. The key … Read More
When it comes to lowering cholesterol, statins work wonders. But not everybody is able to tolerate statins, for one reason or another. For the 5 to 10 percent of people who fall into this group, a new drug is being developed that may someday solve their problem. Read more: http://www.theheart.org/article/1376609/print.do http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/drug-to-cut-cholesterol-level-tests-better-than-statins.html?ref=health
History is full of bad ideas with tragic consequences. Like buying statins without a prescription over the internet. Why is buying statins from a website a bad idea? A new study out of the University of Portsmouth, England, gives the answer. The researchers looked at 184 sites selling statins on the internet. They discovered a … Read More