High Cholesterol

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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...
Onion extract, diabetes and cholesterol

Onion Extract Lowers High Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels When Combined with Metformin

According to a new study, the extract of onion bulb strongly lowered high blood glucose and total cholesterol levels when given with the antidiabetic...

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...

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.

Common Heart Drug’s Link to Diabetes Found by Researchers

Researchers may have found a novel way to suppress the devastating side effect of one of the worlds' most widely used drugs to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

False Sense of Security Among Statin Users Leading to Heart Disease and Illnesses

People who take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol appear to have developed a false sense of security that could lead to heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses.

Effect of Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol on Risk for Cognitive Decline in Diabetics

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Drug Interactions Causing Significant Impact on Statin Use

A new study has found that many people who stopped taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were also taking an average of three other drugs that interfered with the normal metabolism of the statins.

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.

Widely Used Cholesterol Medicine May Increase Muscle Pain

Up to 75-percent of patients who take a widely used cholesterol medicine to treat high cholesterol may end up suffering from muscle pain.

Men May Be at Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease When They Have Certain...

Among nearly 45,000 men who were followed up for more than two decades, those with the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes had an associated greater risk of developing PAD.

Research Suggests Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Cholesterol as Previously Thought

Vitamin D has been touted for its positive effects on a range of human systems, from enhancing bone health to reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Study: Statin Potency Linked to Muscle Side Effects

A study reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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.

Eating Nuts Every Day Could Help Control Type 2 Diabetes and Even Prevent Complications

Eating nuts every day could help control Type 2 diabetes and prevent its complications, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.

Newly Found Form of Cholesterol is Super-Sticky and ‘Ultra-Bad’

Scientists have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be 'ultra-bad', leading to increased risk of heart disease.

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