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Double benefit

Double benefit

作者:壤驷页  时间:2019-03-06 04:09:01  人气:

By Mark Robins CHOLESTEROL-lowering drugs taken by millions at risk of heart disease may have another unsuspected benefit. It appears that statins, as these drugs are known, may promote the growth of new blood vessels, which could help people with blocked or damaged blood vessels. Kenneth Walsh and colleagues at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, found that one commonly used statin activated an enzyme called Akt. This enzyme plays a key role in the metabolic pathway that maintains and protects blood vessels (Nature Medicine, vol 6,