High Cholesterol Health News

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8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/16/2007
Metabolic Pathway Could Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

But the finding in mice must first be replicated in humans, researchers say

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/14/2007
Total Cholesterol, HDL Good Predictors of Heart Disease Risk

There's no added benefit to measuring other lipids, researchers say

8/13/2007
Smoking Ups Risk for Age-Linked Vision Loss

It may be prime cause of macular degeneration, study finds

8/13/2007
Pot Bellies Point to Heart Risk

This kind of fat was strong indicator of trouble ahead, study found

8/12/2007
U.S. Hispanics Focus of Free Cholesterol Checks

Up to half have not been screened in the last 5 years, group says

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/8/2007
Statins Might Ease Kids' Cholesterol Condition

Familial hypercholesterolemia can greatly raise heart risks, experts say

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/23/2007
Very Low Cholesterol May Bump Up Cancer Risk

But the effect is small, and people shouldn't abandon lifesaving statins, experts agree

7/23/2007
U.S. Heart Failure Program Is Saving Lives

Nationwide hospital-based effort makes for better care, study finds

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

7/11/2007
Anti-Obesity Drug Might Also Lower Cholesterol

Early study in rats suggests rimonabant works though the liver

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/20/2007
Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke

Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

6/15/2007
Lung Illness Linked to Heart, Bone Problems

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease speeds arterial stiffening and osteoporosis, research suggests

6/14/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Zetia Also Works in Liver

That's a newly discovered mechanism for the drug, scientists say

6/14/2007
Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond

When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

6/7/2007
New Drug Fails to Improve Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Survival rates not better when compared with older medication, researchers say

6/4/2007
High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis

Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

5/29/2007
Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/16/2007
U.S. Women Lagging Behind Men for Cholesterol Control

Doctors might underestimate the threat to females, researchers say

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/13/2007
New Cholesterol Check Gauges Kids' Heart Risk

But the new tool might be too cumbersome for some doctors, one expert says

5/11/2007
Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs

Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

5/10/2007
Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

5/7/2007
Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk

But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

5/4/2007
Statin Helps Keep Second Strokes at Bay

Lipitor study supports use of cholesterol-lowering drugs after attacks

5/3/2007
New Drug Could Help Fight Bleeding Strokes

It's one element of new American Heart Association guidelines

5/1/2007
Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

4/30/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Aids Memory in Alzheimer's-Like Mice

Zocor allowed animals to better navigate mazes, study found

4/30/2007
Pistachios May Take Bite Out of Cholesterol

They have heart-healthy effects similar to leafy greens, study finds

4/25/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Bring Mixed Benefits

High-dose statins may not be worth the cost for some heart patients, study finds

4/24/2007
New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks

But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

4/22/2007
Campaign Offers Easy Steps to Cutting Diabetes Risk

ADA's 'CheckUp America' program launches this week

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/20/2007
Newer Form of Heparin Better at Preventing Clots After Stroke

Enoxaparin cut the risk by additional 43 percent, study found

4/18/2007
Health Tip: Some Drugs May React With Grapefruit Juice

Speak with your doctor if you're taking any of these meds

4/4/2007
Health Tip: Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

What's the difference?

4/3/2007
Molecule Could Hold Key to Cholesterol

Discovery of blood vessel compound may lead to better treatments, scientists say

4/2/2007
Vitamin K May Help Clear Arteries

Animal study finds it reduces buildup of calcium in vessels

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/28/2007
MRI Technique Could Predict Heart Attack Risk

It tracks cholesterol-like molecules to show points of artery weakness

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/26/2007
Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents

For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

3/15/2007
Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear

More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds