High Cholesterol Health News

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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

5/10/2010
Eating Nuts May Help Cholesterol Levels

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

5/7/2010
Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease

Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

4/29/2010
Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?

Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease

4/26/2010
Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors

High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

4/23/2010
Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery

Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

4/20/2010
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health

Sweeteners in processed foods account for nearly 16% of daily intake, study finds

4/20/2010
Many Don't Take Blood Thinner After Getting Stents

Serious risks double by waiting even a day after discharge, study finds

4/16/2010
Cholesterol Drugs May Slow MS

Fewer brain lesions developed in patients taking Lipitor than placebo, researchers say

4/13/2010
Malpractice Fears Can Influence Medical Practice

Peer pressure also plays a role, study shows

4/10/2010
Severe Arterial Disease Found in Younger Adults

Premature hardening of the arteries in arms and legs seen in many patients under 55: study

4/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease

Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

4/2/2010
Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks

3/30/2010
Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner

Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

3/23/2010
Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study

Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

3/19/2010
High-Dose Zocor Boosts Muscle Injury Risk: FDA

People taking the cholesterol-lowering drug should consult their doctor if problems arise, the agency 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

3/17/2010
Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?

Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

3/15/2010
Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk

Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

3/14/2010
Hope for Inherited, Dangerously High Cholesterol

New drug reduces LDL in people with rare genetic condition, researchers say

3/10/2010
Alternative to Statins Shows Promise

Broader study needed to check for possible long-term effects, experts say

3/10/2010
Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly

Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

3/8/2010
Teamwork Unlikely to Improve Cholesterol Levels

Doctor/pharmacist collaboration made little difference in patient health, study found

3/2/2010
Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood

Passive exposure tied to blood vessel damage in 13-year-olds, research shows

3/1/2010
Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries

Low-fat, low-carb, Mediterranean regimens all help the heart, study finds

2/22/2010
Statins May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients

Cholesterol-lowering meds linked to less tumor inflammation, research shows

2/18/2010
Happiness Protects Your Heart

Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

2/16/2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients

For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say

2/10/2010
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking

More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

2/9/2010
2/2/2010
Protein Levels in Urine Help Predict Kidney Function

Combined screening method spotted more high-risk patients, study found

1/20/2010
Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health

In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

1/19/2010
Statins Show Promise Against Sickle Cell

The cholesterol drugs might reduce risk of infection, researchers find

1/14/2010
Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens

Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

1/12/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Best Way to Cut Cardiovascular Deaths

Emphasis needed on getting patients to keep taking their meds, researchers say

1/11/2010
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life

Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

12/23/2009
High Lipoprotein Levels Can Cause Heart Disease

Study shows it could be a new target for prevention and treatment

12/22/2009
Heart Risk Tied to Inflammatory Protein

But researchers say the link to CRP may be due to other factors

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

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

11/19/2009
Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart

But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

11/18/2009
Niacin Adds No Benefit for Statin Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin didn't reverse or stall carotid artery disease

11/17/2009
Selenium Supplements May Pose Heart Risk

Increased cholesterol levels worry researchers

11/16/2009
Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks

People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

11/11/2009
Fasting on Alternate Days May Make Dieting Easier

Heart health could also benefit from this plan, researchers find

11/10/2009
Cholesterol Measurements May Be Made Easier

Testing of vascular risk can be simplified, researchers say

10/26/2009
Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows

Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show