Posts in tag

cholesterol


Just how much benefit is there in giving statins for secondary prevention for those 80 and over? wonders Ben Basger Do you have patients taking statins who have aged into …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Understanding Cholesterol Therapy: An Update for Community Pharmacists Elevated total and LDL cholesterol predispose patients to an increased risk …

People with already low levels of LDL-cholesterol may benefit from drug therapy to lower it even further, new research suggests The US research, published in JAMA, pooled the results of …

Louis Roller takes a look at cholesterol, its types and the risks posed by LDL-C Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is carried around the body in the blood. The …

Do Aussies take statins to compensate for unhealthy dietary choices? Contrary to popular belief and the results of previous international research, Monash University researchers have shown that statins are not …

Statins could be linked to a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers An analysis of US Medicare data suggests that high use of statins could be associated …

World-first results: Researchers have found a drug combination that reduces coronary atherosclerosis more effectively than statins alone In an Australian-led multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised clinical trial, researchers have discovered that a …

Should health professionals consider the cholesterol-lowering benefits of a vegan diet? writes Oscar Klass Between July 2014 and June 2015, lipid modifying agents were the second most commonly dispensed class …

Researchers have discovered a link between cholesterol-reducing drugs and a lowered risk of dying from cancer In a 14-year study of nearly one million patients, UK researchers found those with cancer …

Two Australian organisations will work together to develop a new four-in-one tablet, designed to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke Bupa Australia and The George Institute for Global Health have …

Australians should not stop taking medicines to lower blood cholesterol, the Heart Foundation of Australia has reiterated following the publication of a paper suggesting that older people with high LDL …

The National Heart Foundation is highlighting that young men and women who have died unexpectedly from a heart attack, many in their 20s or 30s and led healthy lives, may …