Tag: pcsk9 inhibitors

Newsbriefs: Walking; Statins; Painkillers; Cholesterol Drugs

Walking Enhances Creativity.
A recent study at Stanford University by  Dr. Marily Oppezzo shows that creativity increases substantially when participants take a walk. Dr. Oppezzo gathered volunteer undergraduates to complete tests of creativity, such as finding alternative uses for common objects (such as a button). Then the students, who met in

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Help Those Intolerant to Statins

Two new cholesterol-lowering drugs may do more than provide alternatives for people who have serious side effects from statins. PCSK9 inhibitors may also help bring back specific targets in cholesterol treatment guidelines.

When the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association developed new cholesterol guidelines with the National Heart,

What Changes Concerning Cholesterol Recommendations Mean to You

If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.

First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target

Frontline: Breast Cancer; Cholesterol Treatment; Heart Failure

Shorter Course of Radiation Beneficial for Breast Cancer Patients
Among women with breast cancer who have had a tumor surgically removed, researchers have found that a shorter course of higher-dose radiation to one area of the breast yields similar results as a longer course of radiation to the entire breast. Data

A New Option for Cutting ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol-lowering statins are wonder drugs for reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad”) cholesterol and lessening cardiovascular risk. Yet, a significant number of patients cannot tolerate the medications or fail to reach target LDL levels despite being on maximum-dose statin therapy.
Enter a new class of drugs—proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9)

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