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Statins Won't Hurt Your Run
www.runnersworld.com

Statins are the world's most widely prescribed class of prescription drugs, and have been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease among those at risk. However, as many as 10 percent of statin users experience muscle pain. And runners have …

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New advice on who qualifies for cholesterol-lowering statins
www.northjersey.com

Considering a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who's a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level. A government task force says the popular medications will be of most benefit to some people …

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New advice on cholesterol-lowering statins, other health news
chicago.suntimes.com

Statins — such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor generally lower cholesterol levels by 25 percent to 35 percent. They've long been recommended for people with heart disease. The bigger question is who should use them to prevent heart disease in the first …

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Who should take cholesterol-cutting statins? New advice
www.cbsnews.com

Considering a cholesterol lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who's a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level. A government task force says the popular medications will be of most benefit to some people …

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The Glass Is Half Full for Hispanics and Cholesterol
www.huffingtonpost.com

A study published this summer suggests that, regarding Hispanics and cholesterol, the glass is half full. Half of Hispanics in the study were unaware that they had high cholesterol. Of those who were aware, fewer than one out of three were receiving …

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UnitedHealth Selects Praluent as Preferred New Cholesterol Drug
www.wsj.com

The FDA approved Praluent to be taken with statin drugs for patients with a hereditary condition called familial hypercholesterolemia or with coronary artery disease that requires additional lowering of cholesterol. While the new class of drugs do …

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Cholesterol levels are a problem for many US kids
www.foxnews.com

High cholesterol levels are more common in children who are obese, the report found. Among obese children in the study, 11.6 percent had high total cholesterol levels, compared with 6.3 percent of children whose body weight fell into the normal range.

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UnitedHealth Unit Favors Sanofi, Regeneron Cholesterol Drug
www.bloomberg.com

UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s Oxford unit, which runs health plans in the northeastern U.S., will favor Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s new cholesterol-cutting shot over a similar treatment made by Amgen Inc. Oxford covers about 1.2 million …

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Mother Nature may have solution for lowering cholesterol in pregnant women
www.buffalo.edu

While it's normal for a woman's cholesterol to spike during pregnancy, excessive lipid levels — whether from genetic or dietary reasons — can have negative health effects on the offspring, both early in life and later on as adults, said Todd Rideout …

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