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Sodium in commonly used medications could increase risk of stroke, heart attack, death
Many medications contain high amounts of sodium, and people who take those drugs are 22 times more likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke and 28 times more likely to die of any cause than people who take the same drugs
Doctor: Adequately testing testosterone levels a complicated process
Aggressive marketing campaigns by drug companies peddling testosterone replacement products have prompted many men to ask their doctors if their low libido and lack of energy may be caused by low testosterone levels. A “simple” blood test can determine if
Study: Men with average testosterone levels live longer
Men with too high or too low levels of testosterone in their systems face more health problems than men with average levels of the hormone, according to a study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Obese people can cut heart disease, stroke risk by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar
Obese and overweight people who lower their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels could cut their risk of heart disease and stroke by more than half, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Heart experts issue new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statins
A team of heart experts, many of whom have ties to the heart drug industry, wants twice as many Americans to take cholesterol-lowering statins to protect against heart attacks and strokes. The new guidelines, issued by the American Heart Association
Australian science show questions benefits of cholesterol-lowering statins
The chairman of Australia’s drug advisory council is urging ABC not to run the second episode on cholesterol-lowering statin medication on its scientific Catalyst show because the program may discourage people from taking their medicine. The two-part series is examining
Study: Americans’ cholesterol levels remain unchanged
Levels of “good” cholesterol are improving for Americans, however total cholesterol levels have remained somewhat unchanged throughout the years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could be new medical sensation
Move over, statin medications. A new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that are in various stages of clinical trials are inching closer to applying for marketing approval in the United States, and experts say the first to be approved is sure
Side effects with statin medications grossly underreported
Cholesterol-lowering statin medications, such as the commonly used Lipitor, can increase the risk of serious health problems and offer little benefit to patients with high cholesterol and no heart disease, a leading Irish vascular surgeon warns.
Statins may reduce risk of heart attack, stroke but do not prevent death
People older than age 65 who are at risk for heart disease but have no known heart problems may reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke by taking cholesterol-lowering statins. However, the medication may not prevent them from dying