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Drug used to control cholesterol found effective against cancer-associated cachexia

Publicado em 20 março 2019
Brazilian researchers have discovered that a drug regularly prescribed to control cholesterol can also be used to treat cachexia, or wasting syndrome, a condition characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy associated with extreme physical weakness. This condition is common among patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure and AIDS. The study has been published in Scientific Reports. "Our goal is to understand more comprehensively how cachexia develops and to [...]