High Cholesterol Health News

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8/8/2011
Hospitals Vary Widely in Rate of Heart Procedures: Study

Rate of finding blockage that requires action stretches from 23% to 100%

8/5/2011
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol

Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

8/1/2011
Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds

And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

7/28/2011
Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study

More than 8 million adults now have the inflammatory joint disease, perhaps linked to rising obesity rates

7/27/2011
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

7/26/2011
Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.

Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

7/25/2011
Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study

But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

7/21/2011
FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients

Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

6/27/2011
Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors

Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

6/21/2011
High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk

But heart benefits still outweigh potential downside, study authors say

6/16/2011
HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Hormone treatment may have some protective effect in postmenopausal women, researchers say

6/14/2011
Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke

But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

6/13/2011
Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines

Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

6/9/2011
Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients

Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

6/2/2011
Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets May Not Pose Risk to Arteries

Short-term studies found no harm to vascular health

5/25/2011
Daily Four-Drug Combo Pill Halves Heart Disease Risk: Study

Low cost, better adherence are pluses, but side effects could be problem, experts say

5/25/2011
Combo of Paxil, Pravachol May Raise Blood Sugar

As many as 1 million Americans may take the antidepressant and statin together, researchers say

5/24/2011
Health Tip: The Dangers of Having High Cholesterol

It raises your risk of a host of diseases

5/23/2011
CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms

Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

5/20/2011
Experts Say Cholesterol Screenings Should Start in Childhood

They hope early testing will lead to diet, lifestyle changes and more successful treatment

5/17/2011
Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases

Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says

5/17/2011
Selenium Supplements Might Give Modest Benefit Against Cholesterol

But researchers still don't recommend taking the mineral

5/9/2011
Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study

Cholesterol levels improved even better in young patients than adults, study found

5/2/2011
Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds

People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

4/28/2011
Bone Drug Plus Statin Better at Fighting Plaque in Aorta: Study

But researchers stress people should not take bisphosphonates just to prevent heart disease

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/13/2011
Brain May Shrink in Decade Before Alzheimer's Symptoms Appear

Although study participants had no memory problems at first, the disease had taken a foothold

4/12/2011
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Dried apples lower bad cholesterol, study found

4/4/2011
Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients

It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

3/28/2011
Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

3/24/2011
Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart

Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

3/22/2011
Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs

Fibrates are gaining in popularity despite lack of proof regarding benefits, researchers say

3/16/2011
Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief

Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

3/8/2011
'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Anti-inflammatory properties of HDL cholesterol may ward off cancer, researchers say

2/24/2011
Statins Might Help HIV Patients, Study Suggests

Cholesterol drugs may calm immune system, reduce damaging inflammation, researchers say

2/22/2011
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers suggest this blood fat should become part of prevention guidelines

2/21/2011
High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age

Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

2/1/2011
Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC

Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

1/31/2011
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

1/28/2011
Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Study finds benefit not tied to C-reactive protein

1/24/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

1/19/2011
Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage

Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

1/12/2011
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart

How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests

1/12/2011
Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart

Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

12/28/2010
For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds

Without lifestyle changes too, people remain susceptible to chronic health problems

12/28/2010
Woman Struggles to Control Cholesterol

Diet, exercise, medication employed to cope with extraordinarily high levels

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

11/18/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Up Cancer Risk: Study

New research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs supports recent findings