Risk for skin infections, diabetes increase with statin use

(HealthDay)—Using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), according to a study published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Humphrey H.T. Ko, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and colleagues […]

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Longer duration of statin use linked to lower risk for glaucoma

(HealthDay)—Statin use may lower the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study published online May 2 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jae H. Kang, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between elevated cholesterol levels and statin use and incident POAG among participants (age, ≥40 years) in the Nurses’ Health Study (50,710 participants; […]

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Terrifying realization: This cholesterol-lowering drug destroy valuable brown fat

Cholesterol lowering drugs: statins reduce brown adipose tissue The ingestion of Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, will be increased by these medicines, the risk for certain diseases such as Diabetes. And, as researchers now have found out, reduce statins tissue, as well as the health beneficial brown fat. Diet and medications About every third […]

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