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Statins could shield an unborn baby from the mother’s stress

Cholesterol-boosting statins could be used to help protect unborn babies from being impacted by their mother’s stress and thus reducing the risk of that baby growing up with health problems later in their life. Statins are the most commonly prescribed … Continue reading

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Should more people be taking cholesterol-boosting statins?

Statins are the most commonly prescribed type of medicine within the UK, taken by millions of people to help lower their ‘bad’ low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood. A large proportion of people may only be prescribed statins … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss a Beat With October’s National Cholesterol Month

Medical Specialists® Pharmacy are proudly supporting October’s National Cholesterol Month 2015, organised by the charity HEART UK to raise more awareness about what cholesterol is, the often underestimated serious health risks associated with high cholesterol, and what can be done … Continue reading

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Millions more to be eligible for cholesterol-boosting statins

The threshold for those eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statins has been drastically cut by medicines regulator the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), meaning millions more adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will now be offered statins … Continue reading

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Overwhelming evidence shows statins are ‘very effective and safe’

The benefits of cholesterol-boosting statins far outweigh the risks and the “jury is no longer out”, leading health experts said yesterday. Six professors from British universities decided to wade into the fierce debate about Britain’s most prescribed type of medication, … Continue reading

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