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UC San Diego Clinical Research in the News

Statin Side Effects Are a Growing Concern: UCSD researcher warns patients and doctors

Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, Ph.D. associate professor of medicine at UCSD and director of the UC San Diego's Statin Study group cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of statins, a class of drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol. 

UCSD research debunks Alzheimer's treatment

  • Written by Keith Darc for the San Diego Union Tribune, October 14, 2008
  • Original Article

New research by UCSD scientists has debunked another possible treatment for Alzheimer's, a progressive and incurable disease that causes loss of memory and other brain functions.  Alzheimer's patients who took high doses of vitamin B supplements in the university's clinical trial suffered the same level of mental decline over 18 months as those who took a placebo, according to the study