Cholesterol

Health Tip: Six Steps To A Healthier Life

-- Any person can make modest changes to live a healthier life, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. The six tips the AHA suggests are: Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Eggs Aren’t The Nutritional Heroes Or Villains You’ve Been Told They Are

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...

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Prescription Fish Oil Pill Vascepa Lowers Heart Attack Risk In Those Already On Statins

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,...
Related topics: Stroke

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Acc: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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

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Do I Look Like A Monkey To You? Golden Retriver Refuses To Eat Banana

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.

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Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common In Middle School

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

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Eggs Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease And Death

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

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Weekly Link Love—edition 20

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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Eggs May Be Bad For The Heart, A New Study Says—but There’s More To The Story

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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Adding Bempedoic Acid To Statin Therapy Reduces Ldl Cholesterol

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...

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Women Of Childbearing Age Have Staggeringly Low Rates Of Lipid Screening

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

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Study Urges Seniors To Get Moving To Live Longer

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

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Can Long-term Heart Meds Slow Cognitive Decline? (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Long-term cholesterol- or blood pressure-lowering drugs produced no cognitive benefit for older adults
Related topics: Blood Pressure

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Medical News Today: Are Black Walnuts Good For You?

Black walnuts have potential health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of black walnuts here.
Related topics: Blood Pressure

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Achievement Of Targets In T2dm Varies By Season

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

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Mediterranean Diet Works By Adding Up Small Improvements

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

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Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

-- 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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A Weakness In A Rare Cancer That Could Be Exploited With Drugs

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

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The Cholesterol Controversy

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...

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Trump Gained Weight, But Is Still In 'very Good Health' Doctor Says

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...

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