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[QUOTE=rahod]One more thing...your Dr should consider a statin if you're diabetic...regardless of cholesterol level (and yours is a little high anyway). New studies indicate the use of stains may reduce the incidence of heart/vascular disease that accompanies diabetes.[/QUOTE]

Rahod,

I just finished reading this manuscript and found it interesting:

Rauramaa et al, Annals of Internal Medicine 2004; 140:1007-1014.

It reports a 6 year studies where the authors examined the impact of 5 d x 45-60 min aerobic exercise upon carotid atherosclerosis progression.

What I found interesting in this manuscript were 2 items:

1. No statistically significant difference in hs-CRP between the the exercise and control group. (This falls in line with other papers that report the CRP level is affected moreso by body fat/visceral fat).

2. When a subgroup of men who took statins were compared against those that did not, regular physical exercise slowed the progress of atherosclerosis only in the non-statin user subgroup.

What I found interesting in #2 is that care needs to be made in how the findings are reported. The paper is not stating that statins are not beneficial, but moreso that no additional improvement over statins, with respect to slowing carotid atherosclerosis, seems to be observed when exercise is combined with statin therapy.

Anyway, just thought you might find this pub interesting.
[QUOTE=ubernier]Rahod,

I just finished reading this manuscript and found it interesting:

Rauramaa et al, Annals of Internal Medicine 2004; 140:1007-1014.

It reports a 6 year studies where the authors examined the impact of 5 d x 45-60 min aerobic exercise upon carotid atherosclerosis progression.

What I found interesting in this manuscript were 2 items:

1. No statistically significant difference in hs-CRP between the the exercise and control group. (This falls in line with other papers that report the CRP level is affected moreso by body fat/visceral fat).

2. When a subgroup of men who took statins were compared against those that did not, regular physical exercise slowed the progress of atherosclerosis only in the non-statin user subgroup.

What I found interesting in #2 is that care needs to be made in how the findings are reported. The paper is not stating that statins are not beneficial, but moreso that no additional improvement over statins, with respect to slowing carotid atherosclerosis, seems to be observed when exercise is combined with statin therapy.

Anyway, just thought you might find this pub interesting.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. My point was addressing DIABETICS and the benefit of statins regardless of cholesterol levels. the study you mention does not relate to diabetics.





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