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Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?

Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?

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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also looked at reasons behind the discrepancies. Statins help reduce the risk of […]

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Repatha (evolocumab)

Repatha (evolocumab)

What are the side effects of evolocumab? The most common side effects associated with Repatha treatment include Other side effects include diarrhea, muscle pain, muscle spasm, fatigue, urinary tract infections (UTIs), cough, allergic reactions, hypertension, headache, dizziness, joint pain, nausea, confusion, and pancreatitis A more serious side effect is: Hypersensitivity reactions: Repatha should not be […]

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Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

New research shows that levels of remnant particle cholesterol, also known as “ugly cholesterol,” in the blood are much higher than experts previously thought. New research points to high levels of remnant cholesterol in the blood. This research explored the link between remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and came to an alarming conclusion. Researchers from […]

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fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

What is fluvastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluvastatin is an oral, cholesterol-lowering drug. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, commonly called “statins.” Other statins include lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) […]

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colesevelam (Welchol)

colesevelam (Welchol)

What is colesevelam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Colesevelam is an oral drug that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. It also improves control of blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. Cholesterol made by the liver or from the food we eat can be converted into bile acids by the liver. The […]

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verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])

verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])

What is verapamil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Verapamil belongs to a class of medications called calcium channel blockers (CCBs), which includes amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) as well as others. These medications block the movement of calcium into the muscle cells of the coronary arteries (the arteries supplying […]

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Can bananas help you lose weight?

Can bananas help you lose weight?

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Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems are more likely in high-risk patients denied access to cutting-edge cholesterol-busting drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors, a new study reports. Patients are 16% more likely to have a heart-related health crisis if their PCSK9 prescription […]