No proof fibrate drugs reduce heart risk in diabetes patients on statins, experts say

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 11, 2011, 12:58 am

Type 2 diabetes patients, who face higher risk of cardiovascular disease, often take a combination of medications designed to lower their LDL or “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising their HDL or “good” cholesterol because doctors long have thought that taken together, the drugs offer protection from heart attacks and improve survival. Now experts suggest more studies. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Cholesterol; Diabetes; Heart Disease; Pharmacology; Diseases and Conditions; Vioxx
  • Description: Type 2 diabetes patients, who face higher risk of cardiovascular disease, often take a combination of medications designed to lower their LDL or "bad" cholesterol and triglyceride levels while raising their HDL or "good" cholesterol because doctors long have thought that taken together, the drugs offer protection from heart attacks and improve survival. Now experts suggest more studies.