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Statins and Exercise: Revisited

I chronicled someone with type 1 diabetes whose ability to exercise was compromised by his use of statins back in April 2016. As you know, statins are a class of medications prescribed to lower cholesterol levels or abnormal levels of blood fats, with the goal being a reduction in the risk of heart attack and stroke. Brand name examples of statin medications include Altoprev, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Livalo, Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor.

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Exclusive: Dr Bruce Neal Discusses Canagliflozin’s Potential for Heart Failure Prevention

Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other medical professionals to bring you the latest in diabetes news and research. This week, we have an exclusive interview from ADA 2017. The CANVAS study’s outcomes were “a positive first step” in proving that canagliflozin can be used for the primary prevention of heart failure in patients with diabetes, but more evidence is needed, according to the study’s lead author, Dr. Bruce Neal.

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