High Cholesterol Health News

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10/2/2009
Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes

'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

9/22/2009
Study Suggests a Wider Use for Statins

Drugs could help those who only have high levels of inflammation, experts say

9/18/2009
Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives

Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

9/14/2009
Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease

Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

9/9/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

Women much more likely to develop PAD if they had constellation of other symptoms, researchers found

9/2/2009
Combo Therapies to Lower Cholesterol Don't Work

Review shows evidence doesn't support using other treatments with statins

8/25/2009
Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best

Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

8/24/2009
Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure

Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

8/10/2009
Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity

Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

8/7/2009
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

Guidelines focusing on heavier children may miss the target, study finds

8/5/2009
Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach

In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

8/5/2009
Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits

8/4/2009
Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

8/3/2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/22/2009
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

Findings may help explain location of deadly builups

7/21/2009
Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

7/13/2009
Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

But study finds wide range of doses, lack of protocols for this screening test

7/7/2009
Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say

7/6/2009
Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

People with serious muscle aches showed muscle fiber damage even after halting drugs, researchers say

7/1/2009
Study Supports Wider Use of Statins

Data shows reduction in heart attacks, strokes among those without established heart disease

6/30/2009
Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment

CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

6/29/2009
Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows

6/22/2009
Global Efforts to Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Working

Survey of nine countries finds improvements over 10-year period

6/18/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients

Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

6/18/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

6/17/2009
Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial

Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

6/15/2009
A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

Red yeast rice does well in small trial, but there are potential risks

6/9/2009
Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk

Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)

5/26/2009
NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Risk Factors for High Cholesterol?

Why some people are more likely to have it

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/11/2009
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/6/2009
Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show

5/1/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency

A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found

4/27/2009
High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds

Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

4/27/2009
Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

Other studies found they also reduced chances of erectile dysfunction

4/25/2009
Many Who Should Use Statins Don't

Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

4/15/2009
Acetaminophen, Cholesterol Drugs May Help Fight Stroke

Statins could help prevent attack, while painkiller might minimize damage, studies find

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/10/2009
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health

Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

4/7/2009
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/1/2009
4/1/2009
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss

Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

3/30/2009
One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk

3/30/2009
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans

Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

3/23/2009
Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks