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Effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial function in moderately nicotine-dependent smokers.
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PMID:  24782083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We investigated the effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial function in moderately nicotine-dependent smokers. One hundred and sixty moderately nicotine-dependent smokers were randomly divided into the atorvastatin group (N = 80) and the control group (N = 80). Total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), fasting plasma glucose levels, aspartate aminotransferase, total bilirubin, creatine phosphokinase, and brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation function (FMD) were measured before and 12 months after atorvastatin treatment. After a 12-month atorvastatin therapy, the TC and LDL-C levels of patients were decreased significantly (P < 0.05) and the FMD of patients were improved significantly (P < 0.05). Compared with the control group, TC and LDL-C of the patients were significantly decreased (P < 0.05) and the FMD of the patients were significantly improved (P < 0.05). Atorvastatin may significantly improve endothelial function in moderately nicotine-dependent smokers.
X Z Cao; Z R Luo; H M Zhang; J Q Cai
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genetics and molecular research : GMR     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1676-5680     ISO Abbreviation:  Genet. Mol. Res.     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101169387     Medline TA:  Genet Mol Res     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2698-702     Citation Subset:  IM    
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