Tag Archives: Use of Statins

Mediterranean Diet Combats Obesity: Further Evidence of Wider Health Benefits (BBC News / PMJ)

Summary A review of the state of medical knowledge on obesity reduction indicates that a Mediterranean diet is more effective than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss. Such diets – which feature consumption of fruit, vegetables, nuts and olive oil … Continue reading

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Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (ADI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has published the World Alzheimer Report 2014, entitled “Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors” which examines the evidence on modifiable risk factors for dementia. It shows that dementia risks can … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Epidemiological Studies, Risk Factors and Prevention

Some of the following articles may (depending on local circumstances) be available freely where indicated below. Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Henderson, VW. … Continue reading

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Statins for the Treatment of Vascular Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This Cochrane systematic review assesses the clinical efficacy and safety of statins for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia. No studies exist yet assessing role of statins in treatment of vascular dementia. Analysis of four studies concerning … Continue reading

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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines Recommend More People to Use Statins (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that more middle-aged people should be given cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and strokes. Draft guidance recommends offering statins to people with a 10% or … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Epidemiological Studies, Risk Factors and Prevention

Some of the following articles are available freely. Access to the full-text of the other articles requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Bliwise, DL. (2013). Alzheimer’s Disease, sleep apnea, and positive pressure therapy. … Continue reading

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