Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday News

Contents of This Week Saturday News September 12th / 2015
Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver, which produces about 70 percent of total cholesterol in the body. High cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins have been found to prevent cardiovascular disease and mortality in those who are at high risk. The evidence is strong that statins are effective for treating CVD in the early stages of a disease (secondary prevention) and in those at elevated risk but without CVD (primary prevention).  A longer definition comes from Wikipedia.
             -- Hits & Myths - Addressing Patients’ Concerns About Statins
             -- Evidence on Prescribing Statins - The Bottom Line
             -- Side Effects of Taking Statins
             -- How to Stop Taking Statins -- Dr. Mark Hackman -- UHC TV
             -- Mayo Clinic Study on Statins and Stroke
             -- How Statin Medications Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
             -- ASA: Statins & Stents Find New Roles in Stroke Prevention/Treatment (p1)
             -- ASA: Statins & Stents Find New Roles in Stroke Prevention/Treatment (p2)
             -- J-STARS--Statin Treatment for Recurrent Stroke Prevention
             -- Statins, Muscle Pain and Your Health | Dr. Marc McDade
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