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Lipophilic statins linked to higher risk of dementia

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

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?

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?

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

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’

‘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

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...