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Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study debunks the idea that the cholesterol-fighting drugs known as statins work better in people with high levels of a certain protein and may not work at all in those with low … Read more

‘Western’ Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A Western-type diet that’s high in red and processed meats, saturated fats and sweets is associated with an increased risk of kidney function decline, a new study reveals. Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, … Read more

Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)

Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)

What is Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)? Lovastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, is a B vitamin (vitamin B3). It occurs naturally in plants and … Read more