High Cholesterol

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Photo of Woman with Baby: Breasfeeding Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Breastfeeding Reduces a Woman’s Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes

A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes,...
Salmon - Good Source of Good Cholesterol

Too Much ‘Good’ Cholesterol Not So Good, Leads to Premature Death

Researchers were surprised to learn that too much 'good' cholesterol increases a person's risk of dying early, the same result as when their levels...
Sugar Industry Blames Fat for Heart Disease

Sugar Industry Cherry Picked Data to Blame Fat for CHD

A disturbing report published by JAMA details the lengths the sugar industry has gone to since the 1950's to cast fat as the cause...
Personal Diet Plan vs. One Size Fits All

Personalized Nutrition Beats “One Size Fits All” Approach in Dieting

A new study has found that a personalized, or individualized, approach to dieting is more effective than the one-size-fits-all approach many people are encouraged...
Volanesorsen Blood Test - Diabetes

Volanesorsen Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Penn researcher finds volanesorsen improves insulin sensitivity, glucose control for type 2 diabetics with high triglycerides.High triglycerides -- a type of fat, or lipid,...
Pollution Affects Blood Sugar Levels and Cholesterol

Air Pollution Linked to Poorer Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Exposure to air pollution has an especially negative impact on people with diabetes, which includes worsening blood sugar levels.Exposure to air pollution can worsen...
Fewer Heart Attacks if Statins are Prescribed Differently, Says Study.

Fewer Heart Attacks if Statins are Prescribed Differently, Says Study

A research team has developed a new approach to prescribing statins which would lower the risk of heart attack for many people.Millions of people...

Taking Statins Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

According to research published in Vascular, patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins before endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery are more likely to survive.Rupture of an abdominal aortic...

High Cholesterol Linked to Tendon Problems and Pain

If you have high cholesterol, then you may be at a higher risk of developing tendon problems, low level inflammation and pain.High levels of...

For Type 2 Diabetics, Wine Improves Sugar Control, Cholesterol and Heart Health

Drinking a glass of red wine every day as part of a healthy diet can help patients with type 2 diabetes improve cardiac health...

Study: Obamacare Improving Management of Diabetes and Other Conditions

Study shows major positive benefits from improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, like diabetes, resulting from the expansion of health insurance coverage due...

Statins Raise Aggression in Women, Lower it in Men

Can statins be causing aggressive behavior in women - and does age make a difference in the level of aggression? See what a new...
Statins and Memory Loss

Short-Term Memory Loss Due to Statin Drugs Not Likely

Researchers have examined the link between statins, which are cholesterol-lowering drugs, and memory impairment. Findings suggests that statin users need not worry about an...
Statin Diabetes Link

Are Statins Causing Diabetes? Disturbing Link Found.

Patients that were prescribed statins were 87% more likely to develop diabetes, even though they were free of heart disease, diabetes, and other severe...
Tricor compared to Marijuana

Popular Cholesterol Drug Activates the Same Receptors as Medical Marijuana

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that fenofibrate activates cannabinoid receptors and may become a viable treatment option for relieving pain, stimulating appetite,...
Statins, Cholesterol, Heart Disease

Statin Guidelines Missing Middle-Age Patients, Over Targeting Seniors

The new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statins in people with heart disease risk excludes middle-aged adults who could benefit most, and leads to over-prescribing seniors...

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