Dietary Choloesterol News

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9/7/2017
Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' Cholesterol

Study found taking them lowered risk of heart disease, death in those with high LDL levels

8/22/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

8/2/2017
Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

8/2/2017
Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

7/12/2017
Better Diet, Longer Life?

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

6/15/2017
Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

6/15/2017
Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?

Protect yourself from 'pre-diabetes'

5/16/2017
When to Start Cholesterol Screenings

If you're a young, healthy nonsmoker, do you need annual cholesterol screenings?

5/15/2017
Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study

But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game

4/28/2017
Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

Research counters conventional wisdom about easy access to healthy food choices

4/11/2017
Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

3/8/2017
Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

11/9/2016
High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study

Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

11/1/2016
Good Cholesterol and Mortality

Low or very high levels of good cholesterol linked to higher risk of dying, according to new study.

9/27/2016
Are There Alternatives to Statins?

Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds

9/19/2016
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/9/2016
Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening

Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

7/5/2016
Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

Study found Americans who ate the most grains, dairy and livestock products had more health issues

6/29/2016
Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

Study finds little added health danger for those who love the spread, but some nutritionists remain wary

4/26/2016
Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

But cholesterol levels may be associated with reduced chance of disease

4/13/2016
Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

4/4/2016
'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines

Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

3/28/2016
Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

2/16/2016
Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

1/27/2016
Cholesterol Dangers in Young Adulthood

Even slightly high cholesterol in young adulthood raises heart disease risk, study finds.

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

12/1/2015
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

10/16/2015
Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble

Chronic inflammation could explain possible connection, researchers theorize

9/10/2015
Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

8/28/2015
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

7/31/2015
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

6/24/2015
Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

6/18/2015
Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

6/9/2015
FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

5/11/2015
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

5/7/2015
Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

5/1/2015
Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

4/27/2015
New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

3/20/2015
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

3/20/2015
Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/16/2015
Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

2/12/2015
Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want

People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

2/10/2015
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

1/26/2015
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

12/23/2014
Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts

New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use

12/10/2014
Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

12/1/2014
Statins Won't Help Protect Bones, Study Finds

But they don't raise the risk of fractures, doctor notes