High Cholesterol

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

Portfolio Diet and Heart Disease

Portfolio Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Heart Disease, Hypertension and More

The portfolio diet lowers cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides, inflammation, angina and more.
Omega 3 Better Than Serum Cholesterol to Determine Death Risk

Omega-3 Levels Better Predictor of Death Risk than Serum Cholesterol

The results of a person's omega 3 levels is a better predictor of death risk than the serum cholesterol tests routinely given to patients by their doctors. Have you had your omega 3 level tested?
New Cholesterol Test Without Fasting

New Cholesterol Test More Accurate Without Fasting

The newer method for calculating LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is more accurate and doesn't require fasting before blood is drawn.
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.
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...