• Could statins ease deadly heart condition in rare neuromuscular disease?

    1 day ago - By ScienceDaily

    Decreased HDL and ApoA-l levels in the general population are associated with an increased risk of death from cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Researchers found the FA patients had serum ApoA-I levels lower than healthy control subjects. In preclinical studies using cell models that mimicked liver cells of patients with the rare disease Friedreich's ataxia , a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug increased a precursor of HDL .
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  • One class of diabetes drug not associated with reduced risk of death

    2 days ago - By News Medical

    One class of drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may not reduce the risk of death when compared with placebo, suggests new findings.
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