Statins, Diabetes And Prostate Cancer

Statins And Prostate Cancer

Statins are primarily used for prevention of cardiovascular disease among otherwise healthy adults. While patients typically think of statins and the heart, various studies have shown they affect the body’s response to other diseases such as diabetes and prostate cancer.

Diabetes

According to a recent article published in Medical News Today, a new study published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that statins may more significantly increase a patient’s risk of type 2 diabetes than was previously thought. While studies have been circulating since 2013 about this, the current study’s authors explain that previous studies were limited and did not result in findings applicable to the general population.

Can Blood Pressure Medications Help Diabetics?

Can Blood Pressure Medications Help Diabetics?

Review Shows Blood Pressure Medications Help Diabetics

The American Diabetes Association estimates that two-thirds of people with diabetes have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medication. Left untreated, high blood pressure in diabetic patients can lead to significant health problems. Researchers may have found a way to help. A new review, published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that type 2 diabetics taking high blood pressure medications are less likely to suffer from heart attacks, strokes or die early.

Alcohol And Your Medications

Alcohol And Your Medications

Safe Holiday Series Part I: Alcohol Consumption and Your Medications

For many, holiday celebrations often involve consumption of alcohol – from wine with Thanksgiving turkey to cocktails or other libations at the office Christmas party. While responsible consumption of alcohol among adults is not necessarily a danger, many may be unaware of how those drinks will interact with their medications. This is particularly true for older adults who are more likely to be on a variety of regular medications.