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People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jun 25, 14, 02:45 PM 0 Comment

June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have heart disease or diabetes, the overweight or obese and former smokers are most likely to keep taking cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds.

Previous research has shown that as many 46 percent of patients who are prescribed statins stop taking them. Nearly one in 10 cardiovascular events are linked to failure to take prescribed drugs,

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Electronic Cigarettes May Increase Health Risks

Posted by dlife on Mon, May 19, 14, 08:06 AM 0 Comment

May 15, 2014 (Newswise) — High-voltage electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may expose users to increased levels of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, according to research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, a researcher in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The study was

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Cholesterol Study Shows Algal Extracts May Counter Effects of High Fat Diets

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 20, 13, 02:47 PM 0 Comment

December 19, 2013 (Newswise) — Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTC.BB:HEPI.OB – News), in conjunction with Wayne State University's Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announces the publication of a scientific article in the Journal of Nutrition &

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Data on CVD Management for Elderly Diabetic Patients Limited

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 20, 13, 12:36 PM 0 Comment

December 20, 2013 (Healio) - Results from a recent literature review suggest no benefit from intensive BP or glycemic control, or from aspirin use, in the management of CVD among older patients with diabetes, although data on patients aged at least 80 years are limited.

Researchers reviewed data published between 2002 and 2012 to establish an evidence base for an American Geriatrics Society

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Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently

Posted by dlife on Wed, Dec 18, 13, 03:38 PM 0 Comment

December 12, 2013 (Newswise) — Widely used treatments for type 2 diabetes have different effects on the hearts of men and women, even as the drugs control blood sugar equally well in both sexes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

In particular, the commonly prescribed diabetes drug met

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