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Statins can have both beneficial and detrimental on brain cells


October 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Apart from treating high cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease, statins have also been found to potentially reduce the risks of other diseases, such as dementia. ... Read more...

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Statins have no role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease


April 15th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Statins, the most successful class of cholesterol-lowering medicines, have no role in preventing Alzheimer's Disease (AD), according to a new review of studies.Statins includes medications like atorvastatin (Lipitor) ... Read more...

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Impaired kidney function ups death risks for elderly


January 21st, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Seniors with damaged kidneys are more likely to suffer heart failure, stroke and other causes of mortality, says a new study. These findings indicate that the elderly with ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should avoid statins, warn experts


December 10th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Women who are pregnant or those whore feeling broody should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists.According to current clinical guidelines, pregnant women should stop taking ... Read more...

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Statins may help lower blood pressure


April 15th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Medication taken to lower blood cholesterol levels known as statins may also help reduce blood pressure says a new study.The study was carried out by researchers at ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drug Simvastatin linked to sleep disruptions


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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