High Cholesterol Health News

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5/21/2012
Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study

But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/17/2012
Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study

Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

4/27/2012
Rate of Statin-Linked Muscle Woes Unclear, Study Suggests

Coding used by health professionals to report problems may not show true picture

4/9/2012
Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study

Lower levels are tied to a nation's wealth, easy access to health care

3/27/2012
New Injection Might Lower Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

'Monoclonal antibody' showed promise in small, early study

3/26/2012
Low 'Bad' Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Cancer Risk

Preliminary study found patients had low LDL cholesterol years before cancer diagnosis

3/21/2012
Statin Alternative Looks Promising in Early Trials

Levels of LDL 'bad' cholesterol lowered with no significant side effects, study says

3/21/2012
Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

3/19/2012
Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?

Study suggests possible modest effect, but drugs shouldn't be taken for this use, experts say

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

3/12/2012
Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

3/12/2012
Can Statins Prevent Parkinson's Disease?

It's too early to say, but study suggests younger users may gain some benefit

2/29/2012
Could a Statin Lower Your Risk for Depression?

Study finds heart patients who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs less apt to be depressed

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/22/2012
More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

2/20/2012
Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

2/16/2012
Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/13/2012
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

2/7/2012
Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study

Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

1/30/2012
Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/13/2012
Statins Cost Four Times More in U.S. Than in U.K.

Use of generic versions of the cholesterol-lowering drugs in Britain may be a factor, study says

1/9/2012
Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women

But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

12/22/2011
Health Tip: Improving Your Cholesterol

Here are some suggestions

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

12/1/2011
First Generic Lipitor Approved

Widely used statin drug helps lower bad cholesterol

11/23/2011
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds

Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

11/18/2011
Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of 'Good' Cholesterol?

Chronic skin condition may be associated with changes in HDL composition, researchers say

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

11/16/2011
Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study

Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

11/16/2011
Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study

Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

11/15/2011
No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study

The vitamin may increase stroke risk, researchers find

11/14/2011
Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol

In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

10/24/2011
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

10/13/2011
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC

But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

10/7/2011
Juvisync Approved for Type 2 Diabetics With High Cholesterol

Previously approved meds combined in one tablet

10/5/2011
3 Hours of Exercise Weekly Can Cut Men's Heart Risks

Study found lowered risk related to higher levels of 'good' cholesterol

9/14/2011
Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble

Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

9/13/2011
U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

9/7/2011
Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study

Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

9/1/2011
Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

8/29/2011
Health Tip: Why Do I Have High Cholesterol?

Factors that raise your risk