High Cholesterol

Current news, research and studies about high cholesterol, including treatments, potential cures, diet, drugs and medicines, natural remedies and more.

Healthy Weight Means Healthier Blood Lipid Profile In Children

Study shows maintaining a healthy weight in children may be one good way for them to keep a healthy blood lipid profile and grow up with a happy heart.

Study Finds Colesevelam Effective in Reducing LDL Cholesterol

Colesevelam hydrochloride appears to be an effective lipid-lowering agent that significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Onion extract, diabetes and cholesterol

Onion Extract Lowers High Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels When Combined with Metformin

According to a new study, the extract of onion bulb strongly lowered high blood glucose and total cholesterol levels when given with the antidiabetic...

Mental Stress May Be Another Culprit In Raising Cholesterol Levels In Healthy Adults

There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person's heart rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people.
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...

Exercise Shown to Have Positive Effect On Cholesterol

For the first time, Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that exercise -- without accompanying weight loss -- has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.

Exercise and Weight Loss Reduces Excess Insulin and Lowers Blood Pressure in Syndrome X

Exercising and losing weight can significantly reduce the overproduction of insulin and lower the blood pressure of patients with Syndrome X.

Statins May Simulate Stem Cells For Heart Repair

The drug pravastatin, which is used widely to decrease high cholesterol, may provide a previously unknown cardiovascular benefit in addition to lowering lipids.

More Is Better, At Least In Angioplasty

Before patients get their clogged heart arteries re-opened, they may want to ask their doctor just how many such procedures he or she has done, a new study finds.

Leptin Replacement Therapy Drastically Reduces Triglyceride Levels and Controls Diabetes in Certain Patients

Leptin replacement therapy drastically reduces triglyceride levels and controls diabetes in patients with lipodystrophies.

Triglycerides Count in Managing Heart Disease Risk

Cholesterol, both good and bad, gets plenty of attention when the subject is reducing the risk of heart disease. Yet triglycerides, a form of fat that circulates in the blood, merit similar attention.

Docs Don’t Follow Guidelines for Women’s Heart Care

Women often miss out on cholesterol screening and nutrition counseling because their physicians do a poor job of following the recommended guidelines for cardiovascular care in women, according to a recent study.

Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Control May Reverse Atherosclerosis in Adults with Diabetes

Aggressively lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels below current targets in adults with type 2 diabetes may help to prevent - and possibly reverse - hardening of the arteries.

Fat in the Liver, Not the Belly, is a Better Marker for Disease Risk

New findings suggest that it's not whether body fat is stored in the belly that affects metabolic risk factors for diabetes, high blood triglycerides and cardiovascular disease, but whether it collects in the liver.

Adopting Healthy Habits in Youth Associated with More Favorable Cholesterol Levels in Adulthood

Lifestyle changes between childhood and adulthood appear associated with whether an individual will maintain, improve or develop high-risk cholesterol levels.

Extended-Release Niacin Effective in Low Doses for Diabetics

Niacin, a medication once discouraged for the treatment of lipid abnormalities in patients with diabetes, has the potential ability, when given in low doses, to be well-tolerated and effective.

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