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High cholesterol: Red yeast rice can lower levels – contains 'naturally occurring' statins

More specifically, a healthy level of high-density lipoprotein is one or more mmol/l and you should have four or less mmol/l of low-density lipoprotein.Mr Batt’s advice was backed by a meta-analysis of existing studies published in the Atherosclerosis journal.It found that red yeast...

Statins: The cholesterol-lowering medication could treat prostate cancer – new study

One in eight men will develop prostate cancer. Fortunately, statins could help treat the deadly condition, according to new research. A first-of-its-kind trial showed that the small tablets could starve tumours.Lead author Professor Hing Leung said: “We could use these already-approved medicines very...

Rapeseed found to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol as much as statins – ‘important’ finding

One of the most common types of heart disease is high cholesterol; this is when levels of a fatty lipid substance known as cholesterol are too high. Cholesterol, like heart disease, is not one entity, but multiple, two to be precise. There is...

Doctor warns against 'suddenly' stopping statins – the 'shock' can be 'life-threatening'

Research backs up these claims. In a large study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers found that withdrawal of statins from elderly people receiving a variety of other drugs was linked to a higher risk of hospital admission for heart failure...

Statins: The growths on your fingers that could signal potentially fatal rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis and statinsThe Mayo Clinic reassures that “the risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins”.In a report on statin-induced rhabdomyolysis published in the journal Physiotherapy Canada, researchers sought to identify...

Statins side effects: Five factors shown to increase risk of symptoms including older age

Muscle pain is not the only side effect statin use can lead to.In fact, the NHS lists seven other "common" ailments one may suffer from when taking statins.These include: headaches, dizziness, nausea, feeling unusually tired, digestive issues, sleep problems, and low blood platelet...
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