High Cholesterol

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

FDA Alerts Consumers and Health Professionals to Recall of Counterfeit Lipitor

FDA announced a recall of three lots of 90-count bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

Mental Stress May Be Another Culprit In Raising Cholesterol Levels In Healthy Adults

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.

Study Shows Patients Taking Lipitor Show Significant Cardiovascular Benefit

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.

Study: Rice Bran Lowers Blood Pressure In Rats

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.

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.
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...

Cranberry Juice Modulates Atherosclerotic Vascular Dysfunction

Protection against a wide variety of diseases is among the many benefits of a diet high in whole fruits and vegetables.

New Review Suggests Caution on Drugs to Raise

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 Oxidized LDL Levels Linked to Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

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.

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...

More Is Better, At Least In Angioplasty

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.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

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.

Lipids Vary By Race, Gender

When it comes to lipid profiles, it appears that African-Americans and women have it better than whites and men.

NCEP Updates Guidelines For Treatment Of Blood Cholesterol

NCEP suggests that people at risk for heart attack and stroke would benefit from more intensive cholesterol-lowering therapies.

Daily Diet of Grapefruit Minimizes Risk Factor for Heart Disease

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.

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.

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