Dietary Choloesterol News

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8/10/2010
Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With Menstrual Cycle

Readings should be done at the same time in woman's cycle, researchers say

7/22/2010
Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol

High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

7/19/2010
Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

7/16/2010
Major Fast Food Chains Have Reduced Trans Fats

McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's sizzle increasingly fewer fries in the unhealthful fats, study shows

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

6/28/2010
Statins May Lower Rates of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

But connection needs to be confirmed by future study, researcher says

5/27/2010
Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors risks another attack when doctors fail to prescribe the meds, study shows

5/10/2010
Eating Nuts May Help Cholesterol Levels

High calorie count, though, means restraint would be wise, expert says

3/18/2010
Low-Fat Diet Does Little to Alter Cholesterol Levels

But researcher adds it's still a good choice for losing weight

3/15/2010
Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/1/2010
Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Someday, leptin could free people with type 1 disease from daily injections, expert predicts

1/21/2010
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has High Cholesterol

Obese, overweight at greatest risk for heart disease as adults, CDC report notes

1/18/2010
For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors

Cholesterol levels, while important, shouldn't be overriding concern, study says

12/21/2009
Myrrh May Lower High Cholesterol

'Bad' levels down in rats when resin was part of diet, study finds

12/11/2009
Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol

Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

11/24/2009
Cholesterol Plays Role in Heart Failure Risk

Pumping ability reduced in those with undesirable blood levels, analysis shows

11/17/2009
Incidence of High Cholesterol Drops in U.S.

Down by 30 percent, but those with high levels often don't know it, study finds

11/17/2009
Selenium Supplements May Pose Heart Risk

Increased cholesterol levels worry researchers

11/16/2009
Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia

It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or Niaspan

11/3/2009
Low Cholesterol May Help Prevent Cancer

Two studies dispel longstanding fears about possible connection

11/2/2009
Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels

PFCs are found in packaging, paper and exposures were evident in most people, researchers say

9/22/2009
Study Suggests a Wider Use for Statins

Drugs could help those who only have high levels of inflammation, experts say

8/4/2009
Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/20/2009
In New York City, Trans Fat Ban Is Working

Success has spawned similar efforts across the U.S., report finds

7/7/2009
Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say

6/30/2009
Statins Might Stave Off Alzheimer's

In animal study, drug blocks cell death characteristic of the disease

6/22/2009
Global Efforts to Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Working

Survey of nine countries finds improvements over 10-year period

6/15/2009
A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are potential risks

6/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese

Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Risk Factors for High Cholesterol?

Why some people are more likely to have it

4/30/2009
New Compound May Fight HIV

Study in mice finds added benefit from cholesterol-reducing agent

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/15/2009
Newer Antipsychotics May Boost Weight in Alzheimer's Patients

Drugs such as olanzapine, quetiapine may also lower 'good' cholesterol, researchers say

4/1/2009
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

3/30/2009
Statin Might Help Fight Blood Clots in Veins

Cholesterol-lowering Crestor cut risk by 43%, study found

3/23/2009
Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

3/23/2009
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/11/2009
Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble

3/4/2009
Ethnicity May Drive Response to Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Study says blacks less likely to have high triglycerides than whites, Hispanics

2/16/2009
Not Many U.S. Kids Need Statins

Fewer than 1% with high cholesterol, study shows

1/16/2009
Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk

Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

1/8/2009
FDA Backs Cholesterol Drug Vytorin

Review says it lowered bad cholesterol more effectively than Zocor

12/16/2008
TriLipix Approved to Help Lower Cholesterol

To be used alone, or in combination with a statin

12/15/2008
Deaths From Heart Disease, Stroke Down 30%

Medical advances, not lifestyle changes, are source of the improvement, AHA says

12/9/2008
Statin Use Doesn't Inhibit Lymphoma Drug Therapy

Cholesterol-lowering meds may actually help patients on rituximab, study suggests

12/8/2008
11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified

Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note