High Cholesterol Health News

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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

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/24/2014
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

12/2/2013
Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans

Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

11/20/2013
'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks

Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

11/18/2013
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

11/13/2013
Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money

But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

11/13/2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

11/7/2013
Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study

But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/29/2013
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

10/24/2013
Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC

However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say

10/4/2013
Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult

'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

10/3/2013
New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Early Promise

If proven safe, effective in larger studies, ALN-PCS might someday be used with or instead of statins, researchers say

10/2/2013
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too

Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation

10/1/2013
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All

But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs

9/19/2013
Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study

But heart benefits of these drugs are significant, expert says

9/19/2013
9/3/2013
New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

It appears to improve blood fat levels and may aid weight loss, researchers report

8/27/2013
High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men

They're far more prone to heart attacks than women, study found

8/20/2013
Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

7/24/2013
Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says

Stopping cholesterol-lowering drug could raise odds of the disease, researchers suggest

7/23/2013
Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/10/2013
Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks

Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

7/9/2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

7/1/2013
Do Heart Patients Get Too Many Cholesterol Tests?

Unnecessary screenings contribute to rising U.S. health costs, study suggests

6/28/2013
PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets

Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

6/27/2013
7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study

Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

6/25/2013
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

6/19/2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

6/17/2013
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study

Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

6/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too

It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist

6/3/2013
Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Muscle, Joint Problems: Study

But heart benefits of statins outweigh risks, expert says

5/24/2013
Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?

Some popular brands associated with high blood sugar levels in study, but odds of problems are low

5/23/2013
Statins May Hamper Workout Results

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

5/14/2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study

Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/9/2013
Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

5/8/2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

5/7/2013
Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival

Study finds statin medications tied to lower death risk after nearly 4 years of follow-up

5/1/2013
Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says

Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment

5/1/2013
Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol

4/16/2013
Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit People

Findings suggest a second look at what range is considered normal, researcher says

4/9/2013
Gene May Double Risk of Alzheimer's in Blacks

But expert says actual increase is 'modest' and many other factors contribute to disease

4/4/2013
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study

Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

4/1/2013
Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study

People who quit may do better with different type or dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs

3/22/2013
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds

Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say