High Cholesterol Health News

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3/18/2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

3/11/2013
Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

3/11/2013
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

3/11/2013
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?

Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

3/8/2013
TV Ads for Statins May Drive Overtreatment

But viewers who might benefit aren't the ones asking for prescriptions, study suggests

3/8/2013
Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Reasons why it may be performed

3/7/2013
Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

3/7/2013
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Brazilian study doesn't necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter

3/1/2013
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health

Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

2/28/2013
Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke

The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

2/28/2013
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

2/27/2013
Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients

Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/15/2013
More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

But large U.S. government study shows there's a lot of room for improvement to prevent complications

2/7/2013
Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

2/6/2013
Study Ties Gene to Dangerous Heart Valve Deposits

Severe calcium build-up in aortic valve can block blood flow to body

2/6/2013
Re-Analysis Refutes Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats

Choosing products like safflower oil may be less heart-healthy than believed

2/4/2013
Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'

Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

2/1/2013
Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/30/2013
Drug OK'd for Deadly Genetic Condition Tied to Cholesterol

Kynamro can be used when the body can't eliminate 'bad' cholesterol, FDA says

1/18/2013
Uncontrolled Risk Factors Put Stroke Survivors in Danger

Smoking, high blood pressure especially dangerous for those with subarachnoid hemorrhage

1/18/2013
PTSD Can Hamper Drug Treatment for Stroke Survivors: Study

These patients less likely to take prescribed medications that could prevent second stroke

1/15/2013
Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble

Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

1/4/2013
1/2/2013
Juxtapid Approved for LDL Cholesterol Condition

Disorder affects about 1 million in U.S.

12/13/2012
Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds

Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/3/2012
Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

11/28/2012
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Study should put claims of health benefits to rest, experts say

11/28/2012
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

Moderate exercise reduced death risk even without drugs, but not as much

11/12/2012
No Need to Fast Before Cholesterol Blood Test: Study

Results are similar whether patients eat beforehand or not, experts say

11/7/2012
Statins May Cut Risk of Death From Cancer, Study Suggests

Cholesterol-lowering drugs might benefit cancer patients, but more research is needed

11/7/2012
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug

Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

11/6/2012
Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

11/5/2012
New Drug May Help Those Who Can't Take Statins

Study found it lowered LDL cholesterol as well as high doses of statins

11/5/2012
Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

11/5/2012
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study

Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

11/5/2012
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect

10/30/2012
Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches May Slow Down Blood Flow: Study

Blood vessels acted differently after downing of two high-fat servings

10/23/2012
Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study

High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men

10/18/2012
Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures

Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

10/16/2012
Cholesterol Levels Dropping in U.S. Adults, Mostly From Statin Use

CDC study suggests fewer trans fats in diet may have also played a role

10/9/2012
Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not

10/8/2012
Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity

9/19/2012
Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure

Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

9/18/2012
Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says

Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

9/4/2012
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Cholesterol Levels: Study

It's possible that other sources of the nutrient could help, researcher says

9/3/2012
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests

Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

8/21/2012
Statins Won't Hurt, Might Even Help, Your Pancreas: Study

Findings contradict previous reports on possible connection