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Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs

Posted 17 Oct 2016 by

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 – Cholesterol-lowering statins can interact with other drugs prescribed for heart disease. But there are ways to navigate the problem, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association. Statins are among the mostly widely prescribed drugs in the United States. Roughly one-quarter of Americans age 40 and up are on a statin, according to a 2014 study by the ...

Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs

Posted 22 Mar 2011 by

TUESDAY, March 22 – Use of a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called fibrates is on the rise in the United States despite research that suggests they may not do much to improve health, researchers say. Fibrates are often prescribed to people with low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides, a harmful form of fat circulating in the blood, experts explained. The new ...

Herbicides, Fibrate Drugs May Block Taste Receptors

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 27 – Some common herbicides and cholesterol drugs block a nutrient-sensing receptor known as T1R3, researchers report. "Compounds that either activate or block T1R3 receptors could have significant metabolic effects, potentially influencing diseases such as obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome," study author Dr. Bedrich Mosinger said in a news release. Mosinger is a ...

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