FDA announced a recall of three lots of 90-count bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.
There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person's heart rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people.
Preliminary results showed diabetic patients who took the cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor had significantly fewer heart attacks, strokes and surgical procedures compared to patients who received placebo.
Scientists in Japan have shown that this waste product of rice processing, called rice bran, significantly lowers blood pressure in rats whose hypertension resembles that of humans.
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.
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...
Protection against a wide variety of diseases is among the many benefits of a diet high in whole fruits and vegetables.
A new review suggests that so far, only modest evidence supports the use of most medications to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol).
Higher concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that has been modified by oxidation is associated with an increased incidence of abdominal obesity, high fasting glucose levels and high triglyceride levels and the metabolic syndrome, which includes a combination of these conditions.
Drinking a glass of red wine every day as part of a healthy diet can help patients with type 2 diabetes improve cardiac health...
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.
Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.
When it comes to lipid profiles, it appears that African-Americans and women have it better than whites and men.
NCEP suggests that people at risk for heart attack and stroke would benefit from more intensive cholesterol-lowering therapies.
Heart disease patients who eat one grapefruit daily can significantly reduce the levels of cholesterol in their blood in comparison to patients who do not eat the fruit.
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.