High Cholesterol Health News

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9/7/2016
A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/17/2016
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

8/9/2016
Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening

Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

8/3/2016
Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

7/25/2016
1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

7/19/2016
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

7/18/2016
9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

7/14/2016
Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

7/5/2016
Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

7/5/2016
Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?

Study found Americans who ate the most grains, dairy and livestock products had more health issues

6/30/2016
Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

6/30/2016
Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

Heart disease tends to develop earlier than it does in women, researchers say

6/29/2016
Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

6/20/2016
Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study

Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

6/16/2016
For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

5/24/2016
More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

5/17/2016
Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

4/25/2016
Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

4/7/2016
A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

3/29/2016
Importance of Taking Heart Disease Drugs as Prescribed

Failing to take high cholesterol and high blood pressure medications as prescribed could have serious health consequences, new study finds.

3/28/2016
Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

3/16/2016
A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

3/14/2016
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

3/9/2016
Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

3/9/2016
MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

3/3/2016
Poor Sleep May Not Add to Cholesterol Problems, Study Finds

The one possible exception: people who take sleeping pills for insomnia, researchers say

2/19/2016
Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart

Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

2/16/2016
Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

2/9/2016
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

2/4/2016
'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

1/13/2016
Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

12/22/2015
Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds

Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

12/16/2015
Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/8/2015
Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

12/7/2015
Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/3/2015
Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

12/1/2015
1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

11/25/2015
Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

11/25/2015
Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

11/9/2015
Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

11/9/2015
Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

11/9/2015
Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

11/9/2015
'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

10/26/2015
Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack