Cholesterol

‘butter Royale’ Impressions: ‘fortnite’ As A Food Fight

People often tell me that too much cholesterol will kill me, but I never imagined that specific death would come in the form of a wall of butter smothering the landscape. And that’s not all I have to worry about. I’ve also got 31 other people...

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Sponsored Research Study Of The Week: Apples

Every now and then a study comes out that I just love. Two apples a day lower serum cholesterol and improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial. At last, scientific proof of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cluster Of Unhealthy Risk Factors Could Raise Odds Of Recurrent Blood Clots

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- People with what's known as the "metabolic syndrome" are vulnerable to recurring blood clots, new research shows. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions, including obesity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research, Obesity

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Derron's Weight Loss Journey: How Surgery Changed His Life

Derron Golden once weighed 360 pounds. As a result, he suffered from severe obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, back pain, shortness of breath upon exertion and type 2 diabetes. After having weight loss surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess...
Related topics: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Aha News: Statins May Do Double Duty On Heart Disease And Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease. They might also be getting an added anti-cancer benefit, a growing body...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Oncology

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Will At-home Lab Tests Change Healthcare Diagnostics Forever? | Frank Ong, Everlywell

By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH It used to be that patients would have to go see a doctor to get lab tests ordered to check their cholesterol or metabolism, but now, thanks to at-home testing companies like Everlywell, those tests (and 30 others,...
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Health Tip: Get Screened

-- Screenings are medical tests used to check for diseases and health conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Your age, gender and medical history help...
Related topics: Diabetes, Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Cholesterol Levels In Young Adults Can Predict Heart Disease Risk

A new study investigates cholesterol levels across decades. It concludes that high levels in young adulthood can impact heart disease risk later in life.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Caffeine May Offset Some Health Risks Of Diets High In Fat, Sugar

In a study of rats, scientists found that caffeine limited weight gain and cholesterol production, despite a diet that was high in fat and sugar.
Related topics: Caffeine, Medical Research, Diet

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Cholesterol Still Not Safe, Aha Says

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Just in case you thought the diet wars had moved on from cholesterol as a battleground, the American Heart Association (AHA) stirred things up again with a new "science advisory." "The elimination of specific dietary...
Related topics: Diet

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Metabolic Adaptation Ensures Survival Of Colon Cancer Cells

Colon cancer cells deficient in p53, one of the most important control proteins in cell growth, activate a particular metabolic pathway to adapt to the lack of oxygen and nutrients inside the tumor. Statins, which are often prescribed to lower...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Proteins

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Infant Blood Markers Predict Childhood Mental Health

Stanford researchers have shown that levels of cholesterol and fat in a newborn’s blood can reliably predict that child’s psychological and social health five years later. If confirmed, the discovery could point to new ways for monitoring or...
Related topics: Medical Research, Psychology

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Clinical Study Finds Eating Within 10-hour Window May Help Stave Off Diabetes, Heart Disease

Researchers have found that a 10-hour time-restricted eating intervention, when combined with traditional medications, resulted in weight loss, reduced abdominal fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol for participants. The pilot study could lead...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Pressure

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Time-restricted Eating Benefits Those At Risk For Diabetes, Heart Disease

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, that increase the risk for adverse health issues, from heart disease and diabetes to stroke. Eating healthier, getting more exercise and...
Related topics: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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When 98.9 Percent Of Nutrition Scientist Got It Wrong

Guest post by Ronald Baron, “I have high cholesterol,” my mother sighed over the phone. “Just got back from my doctor, and my cholesterol reading was 523.” “Is that high?” I asked. I knew nothing about cholesterol to say nothing of...

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Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Cholesterol Earlier

High cholesterol is known to be one of the primary risk factors for heart disease, since it can contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries. But even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular cholesterol testing...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Clinical Challenge: Improving Appropriate Statin Use

]]>(MedPage Today) -- While lipid levels and statin use are improving overall among American adults, physicians will have to be in the driver's seat if further progress is to be made. Age-adjusted mean total cholesterol, triglycerides, and...

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Novartis To Buy The Medicines Company For $9.7 Billion

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has reached a deal to buy cholesterol drugmaker The Medicines Co. for $9.7 billion. Novartis will pay $85 per share for the New Jersey biotech company, a sharp increase over The Medicine Co.’s Friday closing...
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The Costly, Life-disrupting Consequences Of Poor Diabetes Care

At least three out of four diabetics do not adequately control the four major factors that increase the risk of serious complications: blood glucose, blood pressure, blood cholesterol and smoking.
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Blood Pressure, Smoking

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New Research Shows How Use Of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs May Cut Risk Of Lethal Prostate Cancer

New research led by Queen's University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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