-- Any person can make modest changes to live a healthier life, the American Heart Association (AHA) says.
The six tips the AHA suggests are:
Reduce blood sugar.
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It’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to work on an egg.” But in the 1970s the public was advised to avoid eggs because they were linked to high blood cholesterol. The...
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill,...
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MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Higher consumption of dietary cholesterol, including eggs, is significantly associated with a higher risk for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published in the March 19...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research
Vets sometimes advise bananas as a treat for dogs as they are rich in potassium and low in sodium and cholesterol, making them a healthier choice than fatty or salty foods, according to the Dogtime website.
More than one third of middle school students who underwent cardiovascular screening at school had abnormal blood sugar levels or high cholesterol, a pilot study of 45 students found. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Cardiology, Medical Research
Nutrition experts are often split on whether eggs are healthy — some say they are great sources of vitamins and minerals, while others point to their high cholesterol content as a reason to avoid them. Now, a new study in the The Journal of the...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Vitamins, Medical Research
Research of the Week
Neolithic Brits hosted massive feasts that drew people and pigs from all over the island.
Researchers say they’ve found a cholesterol-lowering drug without the muscle-damaging side effects of statins.
Among people with...
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Eggs are a staple of American breakfasts, but they’re a highly controversial food. Are they healthy or not? Do they raise cholesterol? Should you eat only the egg whites, or opt for yolks?
A new study tries to answer those questions, but it...
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WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Bempedoic acid, an inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY), added to maximally tolerated statin therapy, significantly reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients with atherosclerotic...
Eight out of 10 women of childbearing age have never had their cholesterol levels checked, despite clear guidelines to get a first lipid blood test early in adulthood, according to new research.
Related topics: Blood Test, Medical Research
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Can you tell how long you'll live? For seniors, how fit you are may offer a clearer forecast of life span than traditional markers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking, a new study...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 -- There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM),...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet won’t suddenly and dramatically improve your cholesterol, magically slash your blood pressure, or help you drop 20 pounds overnight. But if you stick with it over time, it can potentially cut your risk of heart...
Related topics: Diet, Blood Pressure
-- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower "bad" cholesterol.
The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat:
Eat more fruit, vegetables, whole...
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Researchers have identified a rare type of cancer cell that cannot make cholesterol, a key nutrient. By targeting this deficiency, scientists may be able to develop new strategies for treating the disease.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research
Why is cholesterol so much more controversial than the other cardiac risk factors? A
review of cholesterol’s troubled and contentious history might help us understand where
many of the cholesterol controversies originated… and why it’s...
The results are in from President Trump's recent physical exam, and while his cholesterol is down, his weight is up four pounds from last year.
Trump underwent a four-hour exam last Friday, performed and supervised by his physician, Sean Conley, and...