High Cholesterol Health News

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8/18/2008
Health Tip: Keep Cholesterol Under Control

Doing so may require lifestyle changes

8/13/2008
Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run

Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

8/4/2008
Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

7/29/2008
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy

Long-term omega-3 consumption appears to combat some traditional risk factors, study finds

7/28/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's

In one study, use of statin medications halved the risk

7/18/2008
A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Tracking 2 proteins might be more precise than cholesterol readings, experts say

7/17/2008
Disease Prevention Programs Worth the Investment

Within five years, $16 billion a year could be saved, report claims

7/14/2008
Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off

Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

7/14/2008
Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition

CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

7/14/2008
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes

When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

7/11/2008
Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

7/11/2008
Popular Tilapia Might Not Help Heart

Study finds farm-raised fish has high levels of unhealthy omega-6 fatty acids

7/10/2008
Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart

Meta-analysis shows specific cardiovascular effects of chocolate, soy protein, green tea

7/8/2008
Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk

Could improve current assessments, report says

6/26/2008
'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People

No symptoms, but some loss of brain function occurs, study finds

6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/16/2008
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/12/2008
Scientists Discover Protein Involved in Fat Production

Mouse experiments might lead to new target for treating high cholesterol, researchers say

6/9/2008
Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women

Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

5/27/2008
Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke

Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

5/22/2008
Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks

Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

5/21/2008
Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks

One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/13/2008
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly

Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

4/24/2008
New Heart Disease Markers Discovered

Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

4/21/2008
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens

Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests

4/17/2008
Skin Test Spots Heart Risks in Healthy People

No blood sample required with noninvasive cholesterol test, study shows

4/16/2008
Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks

Study found women with risk factors who took it early in menopause did not have diminished vessel function

4/16/2008
Health Tip: If You Have High Cholesterol

Suggested questions to ask your doctor

4/10/2008
Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs

Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

3/31/2008
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

3/31/2008
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/19/2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

2/29/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Tied to Tendon Woes

But these side effects are rare and benefits still outweigh risks, experts say

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/20/2008
Mammograms Might Spot Stroke Risk

Calcifications in breast arteries upped chances of cardiovascular trouble, study finds

2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/20/2008
Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

2/18/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Ease Irregular Heartbeat

Statins effective against atrial fibrillation, analysis shows

2/18/2008
Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives

More patients would take recommended medications, study says

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates