High Cholesterol

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Pesticide Exposure in Womb Linked to Slow Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

The study is the first to show that developmental exposure increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.

Nutrition Advice Makes Heart-Healthy Diet More Satisfying

People who received dietary counseling to help them lower their cholesterol levels reported higher levels of satisfaction with their quality of life and health care than individuals who tried to lower their cholesterol in other ways, according to a new study.

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.

Bad Cholesterol: Genes Make The Difference

Why does it seem like some people can eat all the ice cream they want without increasing their cholesterol or gaining much weight? Because people's genes play an overriding role.

FDA Approves First Generic Pravastatin

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pravachol (Pravastatin Sodium Tablets).
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.

Scientists Find Protein May Be Key to New Therapies for Elevated Triglycerides

Researchers have identified a potential target for the development of new therapies to treat hypertriglyceridemia, a lipid disorder commonly seen in people who are obese and diabetic.

Gap Widens Between Optimal Versus Actual Cholesterol Levels

An estimated 63 million adults have low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels higher than what would be ideal as recommended.

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.

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.
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,...

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.

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.

Study: Medication Shows Modest Benefit In Reducing Weight, Improving HDL, Triglyceride Levels

Use of the weight-loss medication rimonabant produced modest yet sustained weight loss after 2 years, and improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Study Suggests High Consumption of Omega-3’s Reduces Obesity-Related Disease Risk

A study suggests that a high intake of omega-3 fats from fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

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.

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