High Cholesterol

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

Birch Bark Ingredient Comes with Many Metabolic Benefits

An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits, according to new studies that are reported in the January issue of Cell Metabolism.

Research Sheds New Light On Dangers Of High Cholesterol

Research has shed new light on the role that cholesterol plays in causing heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events in humans.

Effect of Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol on Risk for Cognitive Decline in Diabetics

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

New Cholesterol Disorder Discovered – As Predicted From Gene’s Role

A team lead by UCSF medical researchers has discovered a new disorder that can cause severely elevated blood cholesterol levels and may affect several hundred thousand people in the U.S. and Europe to varying degrees. The malady is caused by a single gene defect.

Lipids Vary By Race, Gender

When it comes to lipid profiles, it appears that African-Americans and women have it better than whites and men.

New Data Show Fast and Significant Weight Loss With Xenical Sustained Over Time

The weight loss medication Xenical helps patients achieve rapid and sustained weight loss according to the results of a new study designed to reflect real world usage of Xenical in clinical practice.

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.

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.

Study: Popular Cholesterol-Lowering Statin May Reduce the Benefits of Exercise

Researchers found that a widely used statin hindered the positive effects of exercise for obese and overweight adults.

Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statins are commonly prescribed agents to lower cholesterol and the associated risks of vascular events. Statins are also known to have proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects in cancer.

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Most Effective When Combined

Cholesterol-lowering foods such as soy protein, almonds, plant sterol enriched margarines, oats and barley may reduce cholesterol levels more effectively when eaten in combination.

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Don’t Offset Healthy Choices

Within the medical field, it is often assumed that patients view cholesterol-lowering medications (or statins) as a license to eat whatever they like - they figure their medication has them covered, so a steak here and there won't hurt.
Clay Pot with Veggies - Vegetarian - and Vegan - Diet Lowers Cholesterol

Lower Cholesterol with a Vegetarian Diet – and Vegan is Even Better

Researchers have found that plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol.

Widely Used Cholesterol Medicine May Increase Muscle Pain

Up to 75-percent of patients who take a widely used cholesterol medicine to treat high cholesterol may end up suffering from muscle pain.

Drug Lowers Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes by 81% in Multicenter Study

Individuals in a prediabetic state who were treated with the oral medication pioglitazone were 81 percent less likely to convert to diabetes than those who received a placebo.

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.

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