Dietary Choloesterol News

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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

9/30/2005
The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol

Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

5/23/2005
Could High Cholesterol Ward Off Dementia?

Study finds elevated lipid levels in old age may offer benefits

5/16/2005
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Protect Against Cancer

Statins reduce risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancer, studies find

5/3/2005
Not All Low-Fat Diets Created Equal

Those that focus on fruit, vegetables produce greater drops in cholesterol, study finds

4/3/2005
Cranberries May Help Keep Arteries Clear

Research on pigs revealed vascular benefits from powdered juice

3/8/2005
Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

1/4/2005
Diet Fare Matters Less Than Diet Devotion

No popular weight-loss plan stands out, but perseverance is key, study finds

11/9/2004
Obesity Drug Shows Great Promise

Trial participants had sustained weight loss of almost 20 pounds over two years

10/15/2004
Herbal Cholesterol Drug Bad Mix for Many Prescription Meds

Gugulipid causes 60 percent of medications to break down, study finds

9/24/2004
Statins Expand Their Role in Protecting the Heart

They're now recommended for some people without obvious cholesterol problems

9/10/2004
Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol

New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

8/23/2004
Blueberries May Be Cholesterol Busters

A compound in the fruit lowered blood fat in a lab study with rats

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/20/2004
Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol

It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

6/28/2004
Hypertension, Cholesterol Often Twin Threats

Many patients aren't being treated for high cholesterol problems

6/15/2004
Cholesterol Meds Fight Glaucoma, Too

Popular statin drugs may cut risk for common eye condition

6/14/2004
Exercise Doesn't Help Some With Heart Woes

Those already on cholesterol-lowering medications get no relief, study finds

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/6/2004
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Are Problems for Many Diabetics

Doctors need to do a better job of outlining the risks