Sunday links

David Rind recently revived his blog Evidence in Medicine and has a post up on the SHARP trial.  The SHARP trial, which I discussed recently on this blog and on Gooznews, is the basis for Merck’s application for a new indication for its drugs Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe).  David explains why the results in SHARP are consistent with previous evidence on the effect of statins in patients with chronic kidney disease, both pre-dialysis and on dialysis.

Kevin Lomangino has an article up on the “portfolio diet,” which is a diet that emphasizes foods that lower cholesterol.  Kevin explains that most of the cholesterol-lowering from this diet comes from the inclusion of foods containing added plant sterols.  As I previously discussed on this blog, while plant sterols lower LDL, their effect on cardiovascular events is unknown, making the portfolio diet a bit of a crapshoot healthwise.

Posted on November 6, 2011, in cardiology, plant sterols and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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