High Cholesterol Health News

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Article Title
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

6/27/2005
Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring

Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

6/25/2005
Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side

Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

6/22/2005
Public Hospitals Provide Good Diabetes Care

But minorities and uninsured fare a little worse, survey found

6/13/2005
Black, Hispanic Diabetics Need Better Preventive Care

Minorities receive fewer flu shots and eye, cholesterol tests, study finds

5/31/2005
Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk

Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

5/31/2005
Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

5/25/2005
Statins May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Promising results for cholesterol-lowering drugs in observational study

5/25/2005
'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries

Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

5/25/2005
Many Heart Attack Patients Have Metabolic Syndrome

Risk factors include wide waistlines, hypertension and high blood sugar, study finds

5/24/2005
Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines

Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

5/23/2005
Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects

But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/5/2005
Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart

Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

5/2/2005
Excess Weight, High Cholesterol Tax Older Women's Arteries

More evidence exercise can protect the female heart after menopause

4/30/2005
Adding Fiber May Help Diabetics

Supplements shown to help regulate troublesome cholesterol

4/28/2005
Liver May Be Prime Source of Good Cholesterol

Mouse study yields insight into how the body produces HDL

4/20/2005
Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease

Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

4/5/2005
Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health

Patients with heart disease fared better than with drugs alone

4/3/2005
Cranberries May Help Keep Arteries Clear

Research on pigs revealed vascular benefits from powdered juice

4/2/2005
Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol

Rat study suggests these drugs also strengthen artery walls

4/1/2005
Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target

Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

3/31/2005
Inflammation Key to Belly Fat 's Unhealthy Effects

Fat cells produce compounds that boost arterial disease, study finds

3/28/2005
Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein

C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

3/9/2005
Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder

Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

2/21/2005
Heart Disease Risks Common in Migraine Sufferers

Hypertension, high cholesterol common in people with migraine

2/19/2005
Fish Has Health Benefits, and a Few Risks

Eat well, but remember mercury, experts advise

2/18/2005
Gender Gap Closing in Heart Attack Treatment

More women are getting recommended therapies, study finds

2/9/2005
Stretching Artery-Opening Stents Deemed Safe

Ensuring snug fit in vessel won't compromise patient outcomes

2/7/2005
Health Tip: Taking Your Medicine

In some cases, it's a lifelong commitment

1/7/2005
12/30/2004
More Kids at Risk for Future Heart Trouble

Experts warn many already showing signs

12/29/2004
Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors

Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

12/15/2004
More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease

Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

11/11/2004
Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works

Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

11/10/2004
Scientists Find Key to Gene Therapy

In mice, silencing RNA cut cholesterol nearly in half

11/10/2004
Gender, Ethnic Gaps Found in Heart Care

Men, blacks usually fare worse, studies find

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/9/2004
Lipitor May Aid Memory in Alzheimer's

Small study needs confirmation, experts say

10/21/2004
Gene Passed by Mom Tied to Metabolic Syndrome

Cells' energy factories raise blood pressure, cholesterol