Cholesterol

Rethinking How Cholesterol Is Integrated Into Cells

Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes in the body. Researchers have now presented a completely new, ground-breaking model for the integration and...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Positive Results With Polypill For Cutting Bp, Ldl Cholesterol

(MedPage Today) -- Primary prevention strategy successful in a U.S. group with low socioeconomic status

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Can You Still Be Healthy If You're Overweight?

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- If you're overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million...
Related topics: Obesity, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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All-in-one Pill Reduces Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels In U.s. Study

A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% in a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Medical News Today: Does The Keto Diet Affect Cholesterol?

Because the keto diet involves limiting the intake of carbohydrates, it can help reduce cholesterol levels. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more here.
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Even Small Improvements In Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Help Prevent Heart Attack

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Small, lasting changes in cholesterol and blood pressure levels can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes over a lifetime, new research suggests. The large study found that a combination of a drop in...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Medical Research

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Cholesterol Climbs After Crows Chomp Cheeseburgers

Wild animals that live near humans have higher cholesterol than their rural counterparts—and our food could be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Poor Circulation In Legs? Statin Meds Can Keep You Living Longer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- Folks with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a much lower risk of death if they take cholesterol-lowering statins as directed by their doctor, a new study reports. About 200 million people worldwide suffer from PAD,...
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Crow Cholesterol Climbs After Chomping Cheeseburgers

Wild animals that live near humans have higher cholesterol than their rural counterparts - and our food could be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why This Late-stage Ldl-cholesterol Study Could Be A Big Hit

Medicines Co. shares made a handy gain on Tuesday after the firm announced results from its late-stage trial in the treatment of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
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Medical News Today: What Are The Side Effects Of Lipitor? An Overview

Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here.

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Lifestyle, Not Genetics, Explains Most Premature Heart Disease

Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to new research. The findings show that healthy behaviors should be a top...
Related topics: Genetics, Cardiovascular Disease, Smoking, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Get Smart About Eggs

MONDAY, Sept. 2, 2019 -- The word on eggs changes faster than you can say "sunny-side up." One day their cholesterol isn't a concern and the next day it is. After a 2018 study found an egg a day was fine for healthy people, a 2019 study published...
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New Guidelines Warn ‘bad’ Cholesterol Levels Should Be As Low As Possible

‘Bad’ LDL cholesterol levels that fall within existing guidelines may still be too high for many people, according to new guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology. Experts are recommending that adults —...
Related topics: Cardiology

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27hc: The Role Of A Single Molecule In Obesity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule, called 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don’t eat a diet filled ... Read more
Related topics: Obesity, Diet

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Red Wine May Improve Gut Health And Decrease ‘bad’ Cholesterol

A study out of King’s College London has found that red wine may offer health benefits associated with body fat levels, cholesterol, and gut bacteria. The research involves more than 900 female twins located in the United Kingdom, where...
Related topics: Wine, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Here’s Why The Medicines Company Shares Jumped 13.8% Today

Shares of The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) jumped 13.8% on Monday after the biotech announced that Orion-11, a clinical trial testing inclisiran in patients with high levels of LDL cholesterol, was successful.Interestingly, shares of Alnylam...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Clinical Trials

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20 'crunchy' Snacks That Are Better (and Healthier) Than Potato Chips

Post by Masha Vapnitchnaia. Thanks to science and a million and two studies about cholesterol, disease prevention, and the vital nutrients the typical American diet is missing, we’ve had to rethink our relationship with our favorite foods....
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Fast Food Scraps Are Giving City Birds High Cholesterol

It’s no secret that fast food is unhealthy and that may be true for more than just humans. A new study has found that crows located in urban environments are suffering from high cholesterol as a direct consequence of fast food consumption,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Urban Living Leads To High Cholesterol...in Crows

Animals that do well in urban areas tend to be the ones that learn to make use of resources such as the food humans throw away. But is our food actually good for them? A new study suggests that a diet of human foods such as discarded cheeseburgers...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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