High Cholesterol Health News

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5/11/2006
Statin Drugs Help Heart Patients Survive

Giving the cholesterol-busters to cardiac patients saves lives, study suggests

5/10/2006
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Might Help Eyes

One drug, Zocor, boosted blood flow in the retina, study found

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/5/2006
Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines

Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

4/28/2006
Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients

Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

4/28/2006
Moms Most Likely to Pass Heart Disease on to Kids

People whose mothers got the illness early should get checked, researchers say

4/24/2006
Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage

Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

4/24/2006
Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

4/21/2006
Gene Protects Against Diabetes, Heart Disease

Variant found in 1 in 20 people lowers blood fats, study finds

4/11/2006
High Cholesterol Linked to Prostate Cancer

Italian researchers find a direct connection, but U.S. experts call for more study

4/10/2006
Study Probes Pulled Drug's Anti-Cholesterol Action

Antioxidants don't seem to drive probucol's effects, study finds

3/28/2006
Everyday Foods May Yield Medicinal Benefits

Chives, grape seeds and pine nut oil all show early promise, researchers say

3/22/2006
New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial

Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

3/18/2006
Eat Cholesterol-Lowering Foods in Combination: Study

Choosing the right foods lowered blood fats just as well as drug therapy

3/6/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Cholesterol Down

It will help prevent heart disease

3/3/2006
Healthy Lifestyle May Fight Impotence

Diet, exercise battle both erectile dysfunction and heart disease, study suggests

3/2/2006
Hispanics Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

Crestor, Lipitor reduce heart disease risk factors, study finds

3/2/2006
Statin Drugs Might Help Fight Impotence

For some, Lipitor plus Viagra worked better than Viagra alone, study found

2/21/2006
Grapefruit May Sweeten Way to Lower Cholesterol

Study finds the red variety, especially, may fight heart disease

2/21/2006
Two Drug-Coated Stents Perform Equally Well

Head-to-head trial of the artery-opening devices found little difference

2/20/2006
Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack

These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

2/14/2006
Taking Generic Form of Drug Boosts Regimen Adherence

Cheaper alternatives help keep patients using medicines as directed, study finds

2/13/2006
Let Dark Chocolate Be Your Valentine

Small amounts do a heart good, South Beach Diet doc says

2/6/2006
Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans

But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

1/30/2006
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

In laboratory, statin drugs reduced rheumatoid cell proliferation

1/25/2006
Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'

Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

1/23/2006
Heart Tests, Treatments May Be Overused

Use of expensive interventions far exceeds rise in disease incidence, studies find

1/23/2006
Widening Waist a Heart Risk Factor for Women

Waistlines over 35 inches are a matter of concern, study finds

12/30/2005
Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming

Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

12/8/2005
Cholesterol May Link Gum Disease, Heart Disease

Small study suggests periodontitis encourages a bad form of the blood fat

11/28/2005
Health Tip: Be Careful Shoveling Snow

It can be dangerous for some people

11/22/2005
Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients

Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

11/16/2005
Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits

Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

11/14/2005
Gene Combo May Cut Statin Drugs' Effectiveness

The mutations also occur more in blacks than whites, researchers say

11/12/2005
Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant

Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

11/7/2005
Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol

It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

10/24/2005
Statins Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Large study counters previous research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

10/14/2005
Hormone May Be Key to Fat Digestion

Newly identified compound helps control bile acid production

9/29/2005
High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight

It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

9/28/2005
On-the-Job Stress May Boost Inflammation

Lack of control over workday could harm arteries, study finds

9/26/2005
Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke

Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

9/19/2005
Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries

Extra pounds weaken vessel walls, even at ages as young as 9, study finds

9/12/2005
Why Cholesterol Is Such a Killer

It crystallizes, then breaks on artery walls, new research reveals

9/4/2005
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack

Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

7/25/2005
Cholesterol-Lowering Meds Fight Pneumonia

Hospitalized statin users nearly three times less likely to die, study finds

7/19/2005
Key Tests Predict Women's Heart Risk

Specific cholesterol screens plus a blood protein work best, study finds

7/18/2005
Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender

High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

7/11/2005
Genes Take Some Blame for Poor Cholesterol

Twins study finds similar responses from high-fat diets

6/28/2005
Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored

Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure