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  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce brown adipose tissue

    ETH Zurich scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no reason to demonise these drugs, the researchers insist. A certain proportion of the adult population has not only white adipose (or fa more

  • Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells

    Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. Now, for the first time, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have used a path-breaking optical more

  • Cholesterol-lowering drug kills melanoma cells - If messenger substance is present

    Special cholesterol-lowering drugs can hamper the growth of metastasising melanoma cells if the cellular messenger substance Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is present. This link was observed in a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. In laboratory tests, statins (cholesterol-lowering agent more

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Statin , the first statin to be marketed The statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) form a class of hypolipidemic drug s used to lower cholesterol levels in people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease . They lower cholesterol by inhibiti ... more

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