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Cholesterol wonder drugs could Prevent cancer

By  , Agency News
Jul 15, 2013
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doctor with stethoscopeStudy confirms that cholesterol statin takers are somehow less likely to die from cancer.

The new study has shown that the enzyme inhibiting drugs known as statins have been used to lower cholesterol for a long time have now other benefits to offer beyond their usual use.  Statins are prescribed for those whose cholesterol is 240 or above, and if the bad cholesterol is over 130.

Here in the new study it has been shown that the drugs are actually safer than what it was thought of previously. The data taken from more than 250,000 people found that the drugs were in fact safe, and it was shown that statins not only lowered cholesterol but also could decrease inflammation throughout the body. This led to the belief that statins could in fact be used to treat the problems associated with it.

Statins have heart benefits that may outweigh diabetes risk in pill takers as the study has rightly shown, and in addition to lowering cholesterol this may also lower inflammation in the body, most particularly in the blood vessels.

The drugs can also cause muscle pain or damage, nausea, headaches, or elevated liver enzymes. The study was published in the journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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