Statins

Statins May 'Increase Diabetes Risk'

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of Brits taking cholesterol-lowering statins could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent survey. ...

Could You Be Eligible For Cholesterol-Reducing Statins?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eli...

Why You NEED to Know About the Fats and Statin Controversy

Phil Parker | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

What's all the fuss about Fats and statins? There was some embarrassment as the BMJ hit the news yesterday over having to pull some published reports into statins over questions about the quality of the data- but what are statins and what's going on?

Prostate Cancer Spread May Be Curbed By Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, Research Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have unveiled a new link between cholesterol-lowering statins and prostate cancer. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may hinder prostate...

More Drugs? How About Less Bacon?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.

12 Signs That It's Time to Change Doctor

Marek Doyle | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

If you suspect your doctor is providing you with substandard treatment but can't quite pinpoint where the problem lies, then this list is for you. Here are the dozen most common red flags that will tell you if your doctor is blundering with your health. Ready? Let's begin with the first six.

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

Tablets Meant For Heart Disease And Strokes Could Reduce Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Traditionally, statins - the medicine which helps lower the level of high-risk cholesterol - have been used to treat people suffering or at risk from ...

Could Drugs Meant To Lower Cholesterol Actually Help People With Parkinson's?

PA | PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cholesterol lowering drugs taken by millions of people could form the basis of new treatments for Parkinson's, research suggests. Scientists found ...

Big Pharma Harms Patients for Profit but Doctors Must Also Share the Blame

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of doctors in the NHS when I say I went into medicine to practice evidence based, not corporate-influenced medicine.

The Polyproblems of the Polypill - Why it is Now Destined for Failure

Aidan Goggins | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Smoke and mirrors, the truth behind 'the great polypill', each un-medicated individual simply an untapped resource to the pharmaceutical industry. For we live in the era of medicine creep, a generation where healthy lifestyle and root causes have been relegated to an inconvenience, and Big Pharma are more than willing to endorse this perilous and short-sighted philosophy.

Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

High cholesterol and high blood pressure rarely have any symptoms - which may be part of the reason why medication for these conditions isn't taken as prescribed. These conditions are invisible killers.

Could Cholesterol Drugs Beat Alzheimer's?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A common cholesterol-lowering drug may be effective against Alzheimer's if given at an early stage of the disease, new research suggests. The findi...