Cholesterol

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'bad' Cholesterol By Half Within Hours

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Imagine a procedure that filters "bad" LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed...
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Life-threatening Genetic Cholesterol Condition Could Be Found Through Blood Donations

Blood donation programs represent a unique opportunity as a public health portal to screen for diseases.
Related topics: Genetics, Blood Donation

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Only Half Of Us Kids And Teens Have Ideal Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels in US youth have improved from 1999 to 2016, but only half of children and adolescents are in the ideal range and 25% are in the clinically high range, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Health Tip: Effects Of Too Much Protein

-- In recent years, high-protein diets have surged in popularity. Though protein is essential for life, too much protein can be a problem, says Harvard Medical School. Getting too much protein is associated with: High cholesterol. Increased...
Related topics: Proteins, Harvard University, Cancer, Oncology

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Cholesterol, Eggs Don’t Increase The Risk Of Stroke, New Study Finds

An apple a day may or may not keep the doctor away, but what about a daily egg? Is this tasty breakfast staple a health helper or hazard? There has been conflicting advice over the years about...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Stroke Risk Study On Eggs And Cholesterol Has Good News For Dieters

The research surrounding egg consumption, overall dietary cholesterol levels, and stroke risk remains murky. Some studies have found a link between diets high in cholesterol and stroke risk, while others have offered opposite findings, highlighting...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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One-third Of Patients On Statins Do Not Reach Target Thresholds

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- More than one-third of patients on statin therapy fail to achieve therapeutic thresholds for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Managed Care &...
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Aha News: More Clues To The Genetics Behind An Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously...
Related topics: Genetics, Cardiovascular Disease

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Saturated Fat, Diet, And Depression Link: What You Need To Know

New research sheds light on why obesity and depression may be so commonly associated, and it involves an aspect of one’s diet that many people are encouraged to keep in check: saturated fat. This dietary element is known to increase...
Related topics: Diet, Depression, Medical Research, Obesity

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Rare Gene Mutations May Prevent Heart Disease

A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study. The study finds that protein-truncating variants in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are linked to lower triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, and lower the risk of...
Related topics: Genetics, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Proteins

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Statins’ Potential To Treat Ms Unrelated To Lowering Cholesterol

The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) – for reasons that might be unrelated to the drug’s intended cholesterol lowering affects, a UCL study has found....
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research

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Study Shows One Third Of Statin Patients Don't Reach Healthy Levels Of 'bad' Cholesterol

Using electronic health records from the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a new population health study of entire state found that one third of statin patients don't reach healthy levels of 'bad' cholesterol. Results show that more aggressive...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Does Soy Protein Reduce 'bad' Cholesterol? The Debate Continues

Scientists are debating whether soy protein can reduce levels of 'bad' cholesterol. A new meta-analysis challenges the FDA's shifting position.
Related topics: Proteins, Debate, Food And Drug Administration

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Soy Protein Lowers Cholesterol, Study Suggests

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to remove soy from its list of heart healthy foods, researchers set out to provide a meta-analysis of 46 existing trials that evaluated soy and determine whether the proposed move aligns with...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration

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Aha News: A Father's Death At 37 Reveals A Hidden History Of Cholesterol

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Carl Korfmacher was 9 years old when his father, Ron, returned from the Mayo Clinic for a checkup in the early 1970s. Though he was lean and seemed fit, his father had been experiencing...
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Medical News Today: What Is The Best Time To Take Statins And Why?

Some cholesterol-lowering drugs work best when a person takes them in the evening, while others are equally effective in the morning. Learn more about different statins, including the best time of day to take them.

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Weekly Health Quiz: Eggs, Cholesterol And Skipping Meals

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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How 'bad Cholesterol' Enters Artery Walls

Researchers have determined how circulating ''bad cholesterol'' enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke

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This Is Your Brain On Cholesterol

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research

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We Need More Than Medicine To Prevent Heart Disease

Like more than half of older men, I take a cholesterol-lowering medication called a statin. Sometimes that seems a bit strange, because I don’t have high cholesterol. My doctor prescribed it based on a formula that largely hinges on age and sex....
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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