High Cholesterol Health News

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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

11/17/2010
Experimental Drug Raises Good Cholesterol Levels in Early Trial

Results need to be confirmed in larger studies, experts note

11/16/2010
Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice

By turning off a genetic sequence, researchers said they raised the animals' HDL levels

11/15/2010
Cholesterol on Eyelids Might Point to Heart Risk

People with these deposits were at higher odds for cardiovascular disease, researchers say

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/9/2010
Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke

Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

10/26/2010
Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely: Study

These products claim to lower cholesterol, but levels of active agent run the gamut

10/19/2010
Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery

Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

10/5/2010
Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients

Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

10/1/2010
Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study

Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

9/27/2010
Statins Could Prevent More Strokes, Heart Attacks: Analysis

Wider use would be cost-effective prevention method, researchers say

9/20/2010
Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows

Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

9/2/2010
Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports

Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

8/31/2010
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%

Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

8/30/2010
Clues to Heart Attack, Stroke Risk From Fat-Filled Artery

Prior history of blood flow problems, diabetes, narrowed arteries raises odds, study finds

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/24/2010
Pump Placed in Aorta Doesn't Improve Angioplasty Outcomes: Study

Procedure used in high-risk cases made little difference, researchers say

8/20/2010
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

8/16/2010
Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure

Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

8/12/2010
Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine

Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

8/10/2010
Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With Menstrual Cycle

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

8/4/2010
Genome Studies Point to Cholesterol-Regulating Genes

But researchers caution any possible clinical application is many years away

7/26/2010
Link Between Depression, Cholesterol May Differ by Gender

Regulating 'good' and 'bad' levels may help prevent mood disorder among elderly, 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

6/29/2010
Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk

But intensive control does improve other conditions, including eye and kidney health, study finds

6/28/2010
Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease

There's little evidence that they actually prevent the condition, researchers say

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

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

6/28/2010
Diabetes Drug Avandia Ups Heart Risk, Reviews Conclude

Two studies published in advance of FDA hearing on drug's fate

6/21/2010
Obesity Doesn't Always Guarantee Heart Disease

Those without other risk factors may not develop the condition, study suggests

6/18/2010
Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors

Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

6/15/2010
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

6/14/2010
'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

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

5/26/2010
Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

Both methods have pros, cons in clearing blocked neck artery, study shows

5/26/2010
Healthier Fats Replacing Trans Fats, Study Finds

The food industry is 'trying to do the right thing,' researcher says

5/21/2010
Statin Use Tied to Eye, Kidney, Liver Troubles

But heart-healthy benefits of the cholesterol drugs outweigh these risks, experts say

5/19/2010
Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart

Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

5/11/2010
Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn