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Lipophilic statins linked to higher risk of dementia

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Atorvastatin and simvastatin are lipophilic statins and, unlike hydrophilic statins, have been linked to a higher risk of dementia; is this because of the...

Statins can double risk of diabetes

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Statin use is linked to a 'significantly higher risk' of Type-2 diabetes, decreased insulin sensitivity, and an increase in weight even in a very...

Can statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure?

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Statins reduce heart attack and stroke risk and seem to do this by reducing LDL levels, arterial plaque levels and inflammation. They have little...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

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The bioactive ingredient Lycopene in tomatoes reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood whilst slightly increasing good cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure,...

Statins linked to eye damage

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Researchers at the University of Texas have shown that using statins can distort your vision; and the longer you take them, the greater the...

Researchers expose statin statistics ‘trickery’

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‘Statistical deception and trickery’ is at the heart of many research studies on statins, according to a study of past research into statins, from an expert in...

Women with higher cholesterol live longer

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Women with higher cholesterol live longer than women with low cholesterol. And saturated fat now getting a relatively clean bill of health, especially for heart...