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250,000 Cases Per Year of New-Onset Diabetes Completely Preventable
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Study Finds Which BP Meds Can Cause and Prevent Diabetes -Patients on thiazide diuretics and beta blockers, will cause 250 000 cases of new-onset diabetes, accounting for about a quarter of the new cases of diabetes occurring every year in the US.



Old Cholesterol Remedy Makes a Comeback
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Studies show that adding niacin to a statin can raise HDL’s as much as 35% and reduce triglycerides by 50% and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by 70 percent.

New BP Combo Coming to Market
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Clinical trials demonstrated that Exforge helped 9 out of 10 patients to reach their blood pressure goal.

Clinical Trials of Polypills for CVD Begin
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Polypill will contain aspirin, lisinopril, simvastatin, and atenolol, and will cost 2 dollars a month.

Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Some common blood pressure drugs can substantially increase the risk of diabetes, especially among those already at risk for the condition, U.S. researchers report.

Statin Users Risk Heart Attack by Dropping Drugs or Taking Low Doses
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Projects 5-7,000 Americans yearly suffer unnecessary heart attacks.

Alternate-day Dosing of Statins in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Dyslipidemia
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Alternate-day dosing of atorvastatin could be an effective and safe alternative to daily-dosing in some type 2 diabetic patients.

Statins in Our Drinking Water?
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
If Fluoride in our drinking water prevents cavities then why not statins? Statins found to reduce heart attacks by 29% and strokes by 14% in those without heart disease.

Antihypertensives Cut New-Onset Diabetes by a Third
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
A new analysis of the ASCOT study shows the clearest proof so far that antihypertensive treatment with an ACE inhibitor and calcium channel blocker limits new-onset diabetes, while treatment with a ß-blocker (atenolol), and thiazide diuretic (bendroflumethiazide) helps cause it.

Atorvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Prevent Cardiac Events in Diabetic
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Although atorvastatin therapy led to a significant reduction in mean LDL cholesterol level in patients with type 2 diabetes, there was no significant difference from placebo in cardiac events, such as cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction (MI).



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