News related to Zocor (Simvastatin) and/or conditions it is approved for
FDA Warns of Zocor Risk to Muscles
Source: MedicineNet amiodarone Specialty [2010.03.22]
Title: FDA Warns of Zocor Risk to Muscles
Category: eMedicine Health News
Created: 3/22/2010 10:45:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2010 10:45:21 AM
Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Diabetes
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.05.24]
Certain statins - also known as cholesterol-lowering medications - could increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was most significant in patients taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), according to the study, published in BMJ. Statins are the most widely prescribed medications for the prevention of cardiovascular events. Generally, these medications are well received, however, a new link to diabetes has been suggested. Previous studies have indicated a 27% elevated risk of diabetes with rosuvastatin...
Diabetic Wound Healing Accelerated By Topical Simvastatin
Source: Statins News From Medical News Today [2012.11.29]
Delayed wound healing is a major complication of diabetes because the physiological changes in tissues and cells impair the wound healing process. This can result in additional disease outcomes such as diabetic foot ulcer, a significant cause of morbidity in the growing population of diabetic patients...
Risk of Diabetes With Statins
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines [2013.05.24]
While one study is reassuring for older patients treated with statins, with researchers finding no evidence of an increased risk of diabetes in acute coronary syndrome patients, the other suggests that the more potent statins, such as rosuvastatin, atorvastatin, and simvastatin, do pose an increased risk compared with pravastatin.
High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet cerivastatin Specialty [2011.11.14]
Title: High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 11/11/2011 6:30:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 11/14/2011 2:45:07 PM
Obesity, Hypertension Prevalent in Growing Number of Children
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2013.05.24]
Excessive weight in young people suggests their risk for metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, sleep disorders, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease as adults will be high.
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