Study title and authors:
Effect of the Magnitude of Lipid Lowering on Risk of Elevated Liver Enzymes, Rhabdomyolysis, and Cancer
Insights From Large Randomized Statin Trials
Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, MD, Prasad V. Maddukuri, MD, Hui Han, MD and Richard H. Karas, MD, PhD1,*
This paper can be accessed at: http://content.onlinejacc.org/cgi/content/short/50/5/409
The study found:
(a) Elevated liver enzymes were significantly associated with high dose statins.
(b) Rhabdomyolysis risk was increased seven-fold with high dose statins.
(c) The risk of cancer is significantly associated with statin induced lower achieved low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. (The lower the level of LDL, the higher the risk of cancer).
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Recipe of the day
Easy chicken dinner with green beans
|Food Mall: Chicken Breasts|
salt and pepper to taste
bag of frozen french cut green beans
1 small basket of cherry tomatoes cut in half
3 cloves garlic, minced
1. Heat skillet over medium high heat.
2. Add bacon and fry until crispy.
3. While bacon is cooking, cut chicken breasts in half thickness, leaving attached at one side (this is called butterflying). Salt and pepper the breasts. (Use less salt than you would think since the bacon is salty)
4. Remove bacon from the pan and pour off all but 2-3 tbs of fat into a jar.
5. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes each side (turning only once).
6. Add onions to pan and brown. Pour on chicken and sprinkle with bacon bits.
7. Add back in more bacon fat to the pan.
8. Sautee beans, tomatoes and garlic with a little salt and pepper until soft. Serve with chicken.