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South London stroke rates drop by 40% since 1995, statins credited

A new study has found that the incidence of strokes in a large area of South London has declined by more than a third during the 15 years between 1995 and 2010. Researchers from King’s College in London say that … Continue reading

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Self-injectable cholesterol drug alirocumab is in the pipeline

Pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and Regeneron have developed a potentially ground-breaking new cholesterol drug – currently named ‘alirocumab’ – which analysts are predicting could be a massive sensation and bring in billions of dollars for its creators if the late-stage trials … Continue reading

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may help to slow the aging process

Statins are one of the most studied classifications of medications in the pharmaceutical industry as researchers gradually uncover the fantastic depths of their potential. As well as their primary purpose of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol aka. ‘bad cholesterol’ and … Continue reading

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may also lower Parkinson’s risk

New research suggests that cholesterol-lowering statins may play a pivotal role in the development of new treatment for the progressive neurological disorder Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is complex condition and different people may experience a wide variety of different symptoms. Common … Continue reading

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Statins may help to combat Erectile Dysfunction

Cholesterol-busting statins such as Crestor (Rosuvastatin) and Lipitor (Atorvastatin) are currently prescribed to nearly a tenth (7 million) of the population in the United Kingdom with high cholesterol; however could they also be used as a treatment for the millions … Continue reading

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