Tests reveal triggers for drug side effects

02/25/2008 | Yahoo!

A U.S. study found that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can induce mitochondrial dysfunction when they interact with at least one hypertension treatment, providing researchers with clues that may explain some of the adverse reactions caused by the drugs. The findings could result in the development of new treatments for diabetes and age-related diseases, and in more effective screening methods for drug side effects, the researchers believe.

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