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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2009
Contact: Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234

wgoldstein@winthrop.org


WINTHROP RESEARCHERS PUBLISH IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION ON LINK BETWEEN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

$190,000 Research Grant by National Arthritis Foundation Supports New Insights




Mineola, NY – Researchers at Winthrop-University Hospital have discovered why arthritis patients treated with a drug known as Methotrexate (MTX) appear to be protected against cardiovascular disease. In addition, they have identified the specific mechanism by which MTX helps the body to clear cholesterol from patients’ arteries, and may therefore shed important new light on potential new treatments for heart disease, as well as a way to ameliorate the increased cardiac risk induced by certain other powerful anti-inflammatory medications.



Allison Reiss, M.D., Head of the Inflammation Section of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at Winthrop-University Hospital, colleague Steven E. Carsons, M.D., Chief of the hospital’s Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and their collaborators recently published an important new paper in Arthritis & Rheumatism, an offic

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