Cholesterol

Cholesterol, Diabetes, Bp Meds May Help Serious Mental Illness

Drug-repurposing research suggests a role for statins, calcium channel blockers, and metformin in treating schizophrenia and other serious mental illness. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Schizophrenia

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Aha: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity In The Spotlight

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a...
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Cholesterol Levels Tend To Spike After Christmas, Study Finds

Cholesterol levels tend to be higher right after the Christmas holiday period than at other times of the year, according to Danish researchers. Their study, published recently in the journal Artherosclerosis, specifically found that the cholesterol...
Related topics: Christmas, Medical Research

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$$ And Behavior; Ca Screening Adherence: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include bundling hip and knee replacements and a new cholesterol medication's cost

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Weekly Health Quiz: Weight Loss, Cholesterol And A Deadly Virus

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Cholesterol May Be Higher After The Holidays

Average cholesterol levels were higher in the first week in January.

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Cholesterol Levels Spike After Christmas

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report. After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people...
Related topics: Christmas, Medical Research

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High Cholesterol Levels After Christmas

Large quantities of rich Christmas food appear to boost Danes' cholesterol levels. Right after the Christmas break, levels are 20 percent higher than in the summer.
Related topics: Christmas

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Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

-- Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that signal a person's increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association says. Symptoms may include high blood pressure, high fasting blood glucose, high...
Related topics: Diabetes, American Diabetes Association, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Blood Sugar (glucose), Blood Pressure

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Hdl Cholesterol: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

As with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.
Related topics: Proteins

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Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Reduce Brown Adipose Tissue

Scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no reason to demonize these drugs, the researchers insist.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp, don't have the impact on blood cholesterol that was once thought. So depending on your current...

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Do Diabetics Really Need To Fast For Blood Tests?

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Test, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Statins: Risk Of Side Effects Is Low, Say Experts

For most people at risk of heart attack and stroke, using statins to lower cholesterol brings more benefits than risks, say the American Heart Association.
Related topics: Stroke

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A Molecular Look At Nascent Hdl Formation

Oil and water don't mix. But our aqueous blood is full of different types of hydrophobic lipids—including cholesterol. In order to travel via the bloodstream, those lipids need to hitch a ride on an amphipathic carrier. In a recent paper in the...

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Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say

Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what...

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New Lipid Guidelines: A Primary Care Perspective

What are the key takeaways from new AHA/ACC cholesterol guidelines for primary care? Georgetown University Family Medicine
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Aha: Infections May Be A Trigger For Heart Attack, Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But what about just getting sick? Could picking up some type of bug increase...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, American Diabetes Association, Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiology

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How A Small Molecule Promotes Removal Of Excess Cholesterol

Scientists have determined the structure of the activated form of an enzyme that helps to return excess cholesterol to the liver.
Related topics: Enzymes

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Study Reveals How A Small Molecule Promotes Removal Of Excess Cholesterol

Scientists have determined the structure of the activated form of an enzyme that helps to return excess cholesterol to the liver, a study in eLife reports.
Related topics: Medical Research, Enzymes

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