High Cholesterol Health News

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2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/16/2007
Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor

It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

2/8/2007
Better Control of Diabetes Could Reduce Stroke

Most patients didn't manage their symptoms before attack, study found

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

2/2/2007
Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke

Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

1/23/2007
Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study

The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

1/18/2007
Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk

Treatment should be tailored to individual patients, experts say

1/12/2007
Low-Income Minorities at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Study urges importance of education, screenings to help curb amputations in worst cases

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

1/4/2007
Liver Sugars May Help Control Triglycerides

The blood fats are a major cause of artery-clogging illness

12/28/2006
Cholesterol's Role in Parkinson's Remains Elusive

Study finds a paradox as subjects with low levels of 'bad' LDL more likely to have disease

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday

Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/8/2006
Huntington's Disease Linked to High Brain Cholesterol

Progressive neurological illness may stem from lipid overdelivery

12/4/2006
Blood Pressure Often Higher in Boys Than Girls

Finding might explain why men are more prone to hypertension, experts say

11/16/2006
Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk

Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

11/16/2006
Low Cholesterol Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men's overall risk for prostate tumors remains the same, study finds

11/15/2006
Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Finding echoes prior study in women

11/13/2006
Low-Carb Diet Can Be Heart-Healthy

But get dietary fats from plant sources, not meat, experts say

11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/9/2006
Cholesterol Control Boosts Lymphoma Survivors' Outcomes

Cancer treatment leaves patients prone to heart disease, experts note

11/7/2006
Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

10/31/2006
Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients

Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

10/9/2006
Walnuts May Beat Olive Oil for Heart Health

Spanish study suggests they leave arteries more elastic

9/18/2006
Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds

More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

9/17/2006
Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure

A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/23/2006
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke

And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

8/21/2006
Accutane Shows Strong Link to Higher Cholesterol

Four in 10 users of the acne drug had a rise in blood fats, study found

8/21/2006
Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation

Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

8/21/2006
Statins Protect Heart After Heart Attack

Animal experiments find role for popular drug beyond lowering cholesterol

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure

Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

8/9/2006
Statin Drugs Cut Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Cholesterol-lowering meds effective even in patients without heart disease, study finds

8/7/2006
Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease

Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

7/22/2006
Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack

New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

7/21/2006
Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery

It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

7/3/2006
New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

6/23/2006
Generic Versions of Zocor Approved

2nd-best selling cholesterol drug in U.S.

6/11/2006
Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll

American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

6/5/2006
Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

5/25/2006
Statins May Ease Scleroderma

Japanese study finds a modest benefit from the drugs

5/23/2006
5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/19/2006
Many Docs Fail to Manage Patients' Hypertension

Spanish study finds a third don't change treatment even when blood pressure is uncontrolled

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/12/2006
Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million

Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds