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For low-carb dieters, statin plus cholesterol uptake inhibitor lowers LDL

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The combination of the cholesterol uptake inhibitor ezetimibe and a statin is more effective than a statin alone for reducing LDL cholesterol in people on low-carbohydrate diets, randomized trial data show. Low-carbohydrate diets improve triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol,...

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Macroprolactinemia a benign condition not requiring treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with macroprolactinemia don’t need extensive exams or prolonged monitoring, according to a prospective study. As long as their monomeric prolactin concentration is normal, patients with this benign variant of hyperprolactinemia don’t require imaging studies,...

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High hemoglobin targets risky in CKD: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and anemia, targeting higher hemoglobin levels with an erythropoietic agent is not helpful and is very likely harmful, according to an updated meta-analysis published online May 3 in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Evidence for...