User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


27° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Study Shows Statins Do Help Women

January 30, 2012, 5:12 PM by Kellee Azar

Study Shows Statins Do Help Women
You may have heard that cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, may not be as effective for women as men in lowering the risk of heart attack or stroke.  But a new study says that isn't the case.

Researchers say statins are just as beneficial for women as they are for men. Results were compiled from 18 different studies involving more than 141,000 people.

Researchers wanted to compare the effectiveness statins had in reducing cardiovascular events and death among men and women.

Results show the benefit of statins was statistically significant in both genders.

"A lot of people forget that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women so it dwarfs all other causes and women tend to be under treated," Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steve Nissen said.

Doctors say the study sends an important message to women. If you have high cholesterol, along with other risk factors like smoking or diabetes, you are going to benefit from a cholesterol-lowering drug.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Local Blogger Gains National Attention

12/17/2014 6:17 PM

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema and her husband, Mark, try to live each day to the fullest.

Full Story | Watch
Signs of Strep Throat

12/16/2014 6:20 PM

KELOLAND clinics are filling up fast. It's the time of year where germs are spreading.

Full Story | Watch
Sneaky Symptoms Of Stress

12/15/2014 5:50 PM

We're less than two weeks away from Christmas. With the holidays in full swing, stress is common this time of year.

Full Story | Watch
The 'No Vacation Nation'

12/12/2014 6:19 PM

Jill Weimer spends a lot of time in this lab.

Full Story | Watch
Construction Begins On Affordable Clinic In SD

12/13/2014 5:10 PM

Construction has begun on a medical and dental care clinic that is expected to provide affordable services in western South Dakota.

Full Story


Events