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Statins for type I diabetes patients

 "" UC Davis researcher Ishwarlal Jialal, left, and Sridevi Devaraj have found statin drugs lower heart disease risk in young patients with type 1 diabetes.
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UC Davis researcher Ishwarlal Jialal, left, and Sridevi Devaraj have found statin drugs lower heart disease risk in young patients with type 1 diabetes.
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UC Davis researchers Ishwarlal Jialal and Sridevi Devaraj have found that low doses of simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug, reduced the major risk factors for coronary artery disease in young patients with type 1 diabetes. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study showed that simvastatin lowered the low-density lipoprotein, LDL, known as "bad" cholesterol. The drug also lowered other risk factors for coronary artery disease. As a result, statin therapy may be appropriate for reducing cardiovascular inflammation for type I patients, Jialal said.

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