High Cholesterol Health News

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12/22/2014
Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

12/16/2014
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

12/5/2014
Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

12/5/2014
Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

11/28/2014
11/24/2014
Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/17/2014
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/6/2014
'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

11/4/2014
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signal Future Heart Trouble: Study

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

10/17/2014
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

10/16/2014
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

10/10/2014
High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study

But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence

10/3/2014
Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

10/1/2014
Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

9/9/2014
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/5/2014
Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds

But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

8/4/2014
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

7/17/2014
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

7/4/2014
Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

But research is still preliminary, experts say

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

6/4/2014
Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

5/5/2014
Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol

Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

4/30/2014
Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

4/25/2014
Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows

Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

4/15/2014
Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

4/7/2014
Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

4/3/2014
Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

3/31/2014
Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

3/31/2014
New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/27/2014
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

3/27/2014
Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

3/19/2014
Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

3/16/2014
Keep Your Heart Healthy

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

2/25/2014
Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

2/15/2014
Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

2/12/2014
More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

2/11/2014
Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

2/10/2014
Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study

When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/4/2014
Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble