Dietary Choloesterol News

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1/25/2008
FDA Will Wait for Trial Results on Vytorin

Early findings saw no medical benefit; heart expert calls it 'second-line' medication

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/13/2008
Seven New Cholesterol Genes Discovered

Study finds only those that regulate LDL levels influence heart disease risk

1/11/2008
Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients

British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events

12/17/2007
Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Just a 30-minute walk most days reduces threat, even without diet changes, study finds

12/14/2007
FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin

They cite concerns that consumers wouldn't use the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor safely

12/13/2007
Report Finds 'Widespread Steroid Use in Baseball'

The banned drugs can cause dangerous side effects, including heart trouble

11/7/2007
Cholesterol Drug Tied to Sleep Disturbances

But Zocor, a statin, still offers significant heart benefits, researchers say

11/6/2007
'Empty-Calorie' Diet Tied to Preclinical Heart Disease

Regimens heavy on fats, sweets boost the risk, researchers find

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

10/31/2007
Better Prostate Cancer Survival for Men Taking Statins

Study finds 10% improvement with cholesterol drugs

9/13/2007
Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

8/20/2007
Handling Stress Properly Increases Good Cholesterol

And that can help protect your arteries, study suggests

8/12/2007
U.S. Hispanics Focus of Free Cholesterol Checks

Up to half have not been screened in the last 5 years, group says

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

5/31/2007
Soy Nuts Lower Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

Adding half a cup to daily diet also cut 'bad' cholesterol, study finds

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/11/2007
Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?

Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

4/25/2007
HIV Drugs May Raise Heart Attack Risk

But the danger from protease inhibitors remains small, experts say

4/10/2007
Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

4/4/2007
Health Tip: Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

What's the difference?

3/26/2007
Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

1/12/2007
Low-Income Minorities at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Study urges importance of education, screenings to help curb amputations in worst cases

1/10/2007
Experimental Drug Tackles Inherited High Cholesterol

But study was small and the compound has downsides, experts caution

12/13/2006
Researchers Uncover Process Leading to Arterial Plaque Rupture

Findings may be key to alternative therapies to prevent strokes, heart attacks

12/7/2006
Statin Users Risk Heart Attacks by Stopping Treatment

Dutch study finds chance for incident increased at least 30 percent

12/4/2006
Doctors Divided Over Loss of Experimental Cholesterol Drug

Pfizer compound sought to raise 'good' cholesterol, but trial revealed unacceptable death rate

11/28/2006
Statins Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Those Without Heart Disease

But the drugs didn't reduce threat of coronary heart disease or overall death

10/12/2006
Study Questions Value of Lower Cholesterol Targets

It may be that statins are better treatment for heart risk factors, researchers say

10/6/2006
Healthy Cholesterol Levels Could Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

While research is preliminary, the findings are encouraging, doctors say

9/11/2006
Brown Seaweed May Be a Fat Fighter

Compound targets abdominal fat in animal studies

8/31/2006
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal

Even a mild workout reverses arterial damage, study suggests

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/8/2006
Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries

Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

6/30/2006
Shedding Light on Trans Fats in Foods

New FDA labeling requirement helps consumers spot these threats to heart health

6/9/2006
Kitchen Cupboard or Medicine Cabinet?

There's a harvest of healing in everyday foods, experts say

5/16/2006
Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol

Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

5/8/2006
Ultrasound Can Help Predict Heart Attack Risk

Atherosclerosis in neck artery is key warning sign, study finds

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

3/27/2006
Diet Rich in Magnesium Good for Health

Researchers find lower risk of metabolic syndrome

3/16/2006
A Statin Improves Performance of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Dual therapy reduced inflammation, eliminated paralysis in mice, study finds

3/13/2006
Aggressive Statin Therapy May Reverse Atherosclerosis

Crestor not only inhibited but reduced plaque build-up on artery walls, researchers say

12/12/2005
Young Adults Lax on Cholesterol Control

No decrease for them over past two decades, new study finds

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

10/28/2005
Underprivileged at Greater Risk of Heart Disease

The tools to spot their risk are lacking, British study finds

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Are Falling, But Red Flags Are Rising

Drugs called statins, and not diet and exercise, may be driving the trend, experts say