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Subject:  Re: Surfin' under the limit Date:  7/11/2003  9:49 PM
Author:  abRandomLogic Number:  149 of 2872

Increased cholesterol/triglycerides go hand in hand with elevated blood sugars and they will come down with tighter control of blood sugars (though not always to goal).

ab
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Oops. Just to add on, there is a recent study showing the cholesterol-lowering agent (statin), Zocor, can prevent 1st heart attacks in diabetics regardless of their initial cholesterol levels. This will almost certainly prove to be a class-effect, meaning all statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Lovastatin, etc.) will be beneficial in this regard. This is a pretty big deal, and as a matter of fact, the statins have been proven to be quite a boon in the prevention (both primary and secondary) in the fight against heart disease.

ab


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