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Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia

Publicado em 19 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 was supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation and has been published in Scientific Reports, an online journal owned [...]