Statins Linked to Memory Loss

The FDA is adding new warnings to statin drugs about the risk of memory loss. Statins are a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, particularly like Pfizer Inc.’s Lipitor, AstraZeneca’s Crestor and Merck & Co. Inc.’s Zocor.

New labeling on all such drugs will warn of memory loss and confusion reported among certain patients taking statins. In general, the problems were “not serious” and went away after patients stopped taking the drugs, according to the FDA.

If you are concerned about cholesterol medications, talk to your health care practitioner. Many people can lower cholesterol through diet, exercise and supplements.

Here are some supplements that can help with supporting healthy cholesterol:

Cholesterol Support: Several key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and nutrients have a strong scientific history in supporting healthy cholesterol levels. These nutrients include policosanol, guggulipids, pantethine, chromium and niacin, as well as homocysteine factors (vitamins B-6, B-12, and folic acid). Continue reading “Statins Linked to Memory Loss”

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