Doctors urged to be aware of statins side effects

Millions of people have been able to watch their cholesterol fall with help from statin drugs, but some researchers are advising doctors to be aware of potential side effects, even though the drugs are great for preventing strokes and heart attacks. Every year doctors write about 40m NHS prescriptions for statins, but although they are […]

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Triglycerides and heart disease

A report published in The Lancet medical journal this month indicates that triglycerides may be a contributing factor in the incidence of heart disease.  While this is not a new concept, the study confirmed that an increased risk factor is related to the apolipoprotein A5 gene, which determines the level of triglycerides in the blood. […]

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