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New Study Says Statins May Lead Some Patients To Pig Out

Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade — an indication many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy lifestyles.

04/24/2014

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FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

02/28/2012

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

NIH Stops Study Of Niacin To Prevent Heart Attacks

A drug that boosts people’s good cholesterol didn’t go on to prevent heart attacks or strokes, leading U.S. officials to abruptly halt a major study Thursday.

05/26/2011