Tag: statin

Statins May Lead to Diabetes in Older Women

Just on the heels of our beloved aspirin being linked to macular degeneration, now a new study suggests that statins, you know Crestor, Lipitor and the like, could lead to diabetes in older women. In a study of more than 150,000 diabetes-free women in their 50s, 60s and 70s, about...

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Statins protect against influenza mortality, study shows

Statins, you know Lipitor, Crestor, etc, continue to show they have new uses. Kind of a wonder drug just like baby aspirin! Researchers have found they appear to reduce the risk of death in patients hospitalized with the flu. In a study of 3,043 men and women hospitalized with the...

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Statins Benefits Extend Beyond the Heart

New research suggests that Lipitor is not only successful at reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, but also reduces the risk of acquiring a potentially fatal infectious disease. The European Heart Journal published a study where researchers found that those taking the drug the longest had...

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