Statins, drugs that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, are perhaps the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the United States. Currently nearly 43 million US adults 38 percent of Americans
The current JAMA s Clinical Evidence Synopsis, and an accompanying editorial, strongly suggest
Recently the FDA enhanced its required labeling on statin drugs to include a warning the there might be a link between the use of statins and some forms of reversible cognitive impairment.
Cataracts the clouding of the lens of the eye result in impaired vision. A new study, published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, found
The beneficial cardiovascular effects of statins are anything but news. But a very large retrospective study from Taiwan may bring the utility of these drugs to an entirely new level it appears that the use of high dose statins significantly cut the risk of senile dementia in older people.