Research Article

Effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial function in moderately nicotine-dependent smokers

Published: April 08, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (2) : 2698-2702 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2014.April.8.13
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(2014). Effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial function in moderately nicotine-dependent smokers. Genet. Mol. Res. 13(2): gmr3210. https://doi.org/10.4238/2014.April.8.13
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Abstract

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

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

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