ABSTRACT Objective: This study compared the effects of combination statin and fibrate therapy with either
statin or fibrate monotherapy on lipid profiles in patients with impaired
glucose tolerance (IGT) and a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Methods & Patients:Forty-five
patients with IGT and dyslipidemia (men 25, women 20, mean age 61.7±2.4 yrs) were assigned randomly to
the 3 treatment groups for a 6-month period. Results:After 6 months of treatment, low density lipoprotein
levels decreased in every group, especially the statin and statin+fibrate groups. Triglyceride levels
also decreased in all three groups, especially the fibrate and statin+fibrate groups. High density
lipoprotein cholesterol and fasting blood glucose levels did not change in any
group. The levels of remnant like cholesterol particles decreased in the fibrate
and statin+fibrate groups. There was no change during the study in
the levels of creatine phosphokinase, lactate dehydrogenase, or creatinine. Conclusion: Combination statin and fibrate
therapy results in greater improvement in lipid profiles than monotherapy with
either drug. No marked adverse effects were observed with combination therapy during
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