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5 Common Meds That Cause Liver Damage
Your liver is one of the body’s most crucial organs. Unfortunately, many drugs can put extra strain on it. Find out which ones do and how to minimize harm.
Stuck with Statins? Try a Plant-Based Diet to Cut Back
The solution to a lifetime of statins could lie in a diet based on vegetables, whole grains, beans and fruit.…
4 Foods That Can Mess With Your Meds
High blood pressure and heart disease meds, statins, dairy and Coumadin can all have bad interactions with certain drugs. Make sure you’re not blocking the effectiveness of your meds with your food.
Statins: How Safe Are These Life-Savers?
Statins have been associated with a host of side effects. Based on observational studies, as many as 30% of those taking the medications experience muscle aches and pains. There is also some evidence statins may boost the risk of developing diabetes.
5 Things to Know About Statin Alternatives
Statins are used to lower cholesterol, but some people have side effects or don’t want to take meds. Find out…
If you have high cholesterol and cardiovascular risk factors, you may be prescribed a statin. Should you be concerned about…
AHA: Statin Side Effects Rare, Benefits Outweigh Risks
The benefits of statin medications outweigh their risks, the American Heart Association says, responding to a study that came out…
Are Statins Overprescribed? For Many, Their Risks May Outweigh Their Benefits
A new study is arguing that statins may be overprescribed since in many people, the risks of the cholesterol-lowering drugs…
Statins’ Benefits Beyond CV Unclear
New research is casting doubt on the benefits of statin medications beyond reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. Statins, such…
A type of statins, drugs which are used to lower cholesterol, may increase the risk for memory loss and other…
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