Posts Tagged 'kidneys'

Statins may cancel out exercise benefits

A new study suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, such as Pfizer’s Lipitor, may negate some of the fitness benefits of exercise.

A story in the New York Times says the study’s findings may present a tricky quandary where preventive health care is concerned. While statins are routinely prescribed for those with high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, exercise is also generally recommended for warding off heart disease and ...

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Study: Risks from cholesterol drugs higher than thought

A recent study indicates that the number of people suffering side effects after taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins is higher than previously reported, according to NPR.

Researchers who conducted the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at more than 100,000 people who’d been prescribed statins from 2000 through 2008 at two academic medical centers. They found that 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported side effects, including ...

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Study says statins increase risk of kidney failure

A new study by Canadian researchers found that strong doses of the anti-cholesterol drugs called statins put patients at risk of potentially deadly kidney problems, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The researchers, from the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Quebec, said that taking high doses of atorvastatin — better known by its brand name Lipitor — simvastatin or rosuvastatin increases the risk of being hospitalized with a condition called acute kidney ...

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