High Cholesterol

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

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.

New Cholesterol Guidelines Released

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) issued major new clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of high cholesterol in adults. The guidelines are the first major update from NCEP in nearly a decade.

Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function

A study suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.
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...

Researcher Breaks Down Cholesterol Mystery

Scientist: chylomicrons gather on arterial walls and may be as dangerous or more dangerous than low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in causing strokes and heart attacks.

Nearly Half of People Who Need Cholesterol Treatment Don’t Get It

Even though treatment for cholesterol disorders can reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disease by about 30 percent over five years, many at-risk people aren't getting adequate treatment.

Lipoic Acid (ALA) Could Reduce Atherosclerosis, Weight Gain

A new study has discovered that supplements of lipoic acid can inhibit formation of arterial lesions, lower triglycerides, and reduce blood vessel inflammation and weight gain - all key issues for addressing cardiovascular disease.

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 Reinforces Link Between Obesity, High-Fat Meals and Heart Disease

The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels.

Study: Widely-Used Nutritional Supplement Does Not Improve Cholesterol Levels

A new study suggests that use of the nutritional supplement policosanol does not lower cholesterol levels any more than placebo, apparently contradicting the results of previous studies.

People Who Inherit Cholesterol Disorder Have Lower Rate of Diabetes

Rates of type 2 diabetes in people with familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels) was lower than...

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.

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.

Diabetes Medication May Help Slow Plaque Build-up in Coronary Arteries

A comparison of two types of medications to treat type 2 diabetes finds that pioglitazone is more effective at lowering the rate of progression of plaque build-up in the coronary arteries than glimepiride, according to a study in the April 2 issue of JAMA.

Garlic Does Not Appear to Lower Cholesterol Levels; May Still Possess Cardiovascular Benefits

Three forms of garlic, including raw garlic and two types of commercial garlic supplements, did not significantly reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol during a six-month trial.

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