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It's been hypothesized that statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs could slow or prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by lowering serum or ocular concentrations of cholesterol, which is found in deposits within the extracellular lesions of AMD.
Analysis: Crestor presents problem DALLAS - Contrary to government claims, side effects happen more often with Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering drug that consumer advocates tried to get off the market earlier this year, a new analysis shows.
When analyzing data provided by the participants, Elizabeth Platz of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore and her colleagues at Harvard University found that men who had been taking cholesterol-lowering drugs were only half as likely to develop potentially lethal prostate cancer as were men not taking such medications.
Most commonly found were anti-inflammatory and pain-killing drugs, cholesterol-lowering drugs, anticonvulsants, and sex hormones from oral contraceptives.
Statins aren't the only cholesterol-lowering drugs available, but they are proving to be the most effective.
Being a runner is one of the most important tools you have, but diet, cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood pressure medications, and now daily aspirin may go even further to reduce your risk.
Executive Vice President of Science and Medicine at the American Heart Association, says the study is important because "it focuses on whether the cholesterol-lowering drug could result in fewer deaths in the treated patients.
Those who entered the study math LDL cholesterol over 125 received benefit from the cholesterol-lowering drug Pravachol.