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Cholesterol good or bad?

Past event - 2019
21 May Starts 7:00 pm Ends 9:00 pm
Red Church, Victoria Hall, 68 King St E, Hamilton, ON ,
L8N 1A6
Did we get fake news about cholesterol ? Is it good for our muscles ? Come and discover 

Cholesterol-lowering drugs… good for your heart, bad for your muscles?

Irena Rebalka (Research Associate – McMaster University)
Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor are three commonly prescribed statins;
cholesterol-lowering medications taken by 27% of Canadians and 47% of
Americans. While statins are effective in preventing heart disease and
stroke, their most common side effects are muscle pain and muscle
damage, which often get so bad that users voluntarily stop taking their
prescriptions. In this talk, Dr. Rebalka will discuss how statins affect your
muscles, and what is currently being done to address these issues.

“Don’t sugar-coat it Doc. Is Diabetes damaging my muscles?”

Thomas Hawke (Professor Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University)
Diabetes is a chronic disease known for impairing a person’s ability to manage
blood glucose (sugar in the blood). This disease can lead to numerous
complications (heart attack, kidney failure, etc) and a shortened lifespan.
Diabetes also weakens your muscles and reduces their function. In this talk, Dr.
Hawke will discuss how diabetes affects muscles and how improving the health
of muscles would delay complications and increase the healthy lifespan of those
living with the disease.

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Victoria Hall, 68 King St E, Hamilton, ON , L8N 1A6 Victoria Hall, 68 King St E, Hamilton, ON , L8N 1A6