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News tag: statins


Extended use of cholesterol drugs recommended

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Soon, more Australians could be recommended to use cholesterol drugs to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. The change comes after a major international study showed the drugs were as effective in women as they have been in men. Involving more than 174,000 people, the study showed that…


A mimic for good cholesterol promises effective against atherosclerosis

17 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug candidate mimics body’s “good” cholesterol and promises to lower cholesterol levels in blood and remove artery-clogging plaques when administered to mice, new study finds. The compound can be administered orally, rather than an injection, its effectiveness intact. In humans, this drug could be used to combat atherosclerosis,…