High Cholesterol

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

Tight Glucose Control Lowers Cardiovascular Disease by About 50-percent in Diabetes

New study results confirm that intensive treatment of diabetic patients results in a significantly lower risk of heart disease. In fact, it can cut the risk of cardiovascular disease nearly in half.

Exercise, Diet, Supplements Play Role in Lowering Cholesterol without Drugs

When it's time to rein in cholesterol, the go-to prescription is usually statins. These medications can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) from 25 percent to 50 percent, but statins aren't for everyone. The Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource outlines other ways to lower cholesterol.

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.

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.

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.
Statins, Cholesterol, Heart Disease

Statin Guidelines Missing Middle-Age Patients, Over Targeting Seniors

The new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statins in people with heart disease risk excludes middle-aged adults who could benefit most, and leads to over-prescribing seniors...

Do Eggs Have a Lipid That Lowers Cholesterol Absorption?

Nutrition researchers at Kansas State University have published the first evidence that the absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, a lecithin.

Study Finds Statins Would Cut Heart Attacks and Strokes by One Third in People...

Doctors should routinely consider giving cholesterol-lowering statins to anyone with diabetes who has a substantial risk of a heart attack or a stroke, according to recent findings.

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.

Derivative of the Green Tea Leaf May Help With Metabolic Syndrome X

Metabolic Syndrome X is the term used to describe a group of heart disease risk factors.

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.

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.

Study: High Good Cholesterol Trumps Low Bad Cholesterol For Heart Protection

Having a high level of HDL cholesterol – the good cholesterol – is more important than having a low level of LDL – the bad cholesterol.

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.

Eating Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Results in Bigger Decrease in LDL Than Low-Saturated-Fat Diet

Persons with high cholesterol who received counseling regarding a diet that combined cholesterol-lowering foods such as soy protein, nuts and plant sterols over 6 months experienced a greater reduction in their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels than individuals who received advice on a low-saturated fat diet.

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