Cholesterol

The Lipid Guideline I Follow In Primary Care

Kenny Lin shares what he considers the best available cholesterol management guideline for primary care -- and why. Georgetown University Family Medicine
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Young Adults With High Cholesterol Face Extreme Health Risk, Study Warns

Having high levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol during one’s young adult years is an extreme health risk, according to a new study, paving the way for irreversible heart issues and heightened stroke and heart attack risk by middle age....
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke

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Statins Reduce Covid-19 Severity, Likely By Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses To Infect

Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, researchers discovered that cholesterol-lowering statins reduced risk of severe COVID-19 infection, while lab experiments uncovered a cellular mechanism that helps explain why.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Aha News: Making Sense Of Cholesterol – The Good, The Bad And The Dietary

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life. So in honor of Cholesterol Education Month, we asked a pair of experts to clear up five...

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Statins Going Generic Saved Medicare Billions

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Here's evidence that prescription drugs don't have to cost a fortune: New research finds Medicare saved billions as more generic cholesterol-lowering medications became available, even though the number of Americans using...
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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Even If You’re In Your 20s, You Should Regularly Get Your Cholesterol Checked

High cholesterol doesn’t usually come with symptoms, and many people — especially young adults — have never had theirs checked during adulthood.

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Cholesterol's Effects On Cellular Membranes

New findings have far-reaching implications in the general understanding of disease, the design of drug delivery methods, and many other biological applications that require specific assumptions about the role of cholesterol in cell membranes.   

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The Dangers Of Polypharmacy: Do You Really Need All Of Those Medications?

You generally take more medications as you get older. The doctor prescribes a statin to lower cholesterol, a steroid spray for allergies, a proton pump inhibitor for reflux, and a painkiller for the knee that’s still sore after that running...
Related topics: Allergies, Painkillers

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Evolocumab Safe And Effective In Pediatric Fh

The PCSK9 inhibitor lowered LDL cholesterol by 38% vs placebo in HAUSER-RCT, the first randomized controlled trial of one of these agents in the pediatric population. Medscape Medical News
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Cholesterol Drug Combinations Could Cut Health Risk

More patients could benefit from combinations of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce their risk of stroke and heart attacks.
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A More Natural Approach To Prevent Atherosclerosis

(MedPage Today) -- Some people have high cholesterol but not much atherosclerosis. We think of their arteries as having nonstick surfaces. We know inflammation can predispose to plaque formation and plaque rupture, which is the trigger of most...
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Evinacumab Cuts Ldl-c Level In Familial Hypercholesterolemia

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- For patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, evinacumab lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of...
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Autism-cholesterol Link; Human On A Chip; Predicting Parkinson's Progression

(MedPage Today) -- A subgroup of patients with dyslipidemia-associated autism was identified by mining medical records and genome sequences of millions of people. (Nature Medicine) Focal inflammation appeared to drive brain volume loss and retinal...
Related topics: Autism, Parkinson's, Genetics

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How Turning Back The Clock In Aging Fat Cells Can Be A Remedy For Lifestyle Diseases

No matter how much we try and fight it, aging is a part of life. High cholesterol, diabetes, and fatty liver, the collection of conditions referred to as lifestyle diseases, all become more commonplace as we get older. Interestingly, however, many...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Pitavastatin Effective For Lowering Lipids

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2020 -- Pitavastatin lowers blood total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides in a dose-dependent manner, according to a review recently published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic...

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Stroke: Online Calculator Can Predict Your Risk

Doctors can predict patients’ risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat around the abdomen and...
Related topics: Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Regeneron's Bla For Cholesterol Drug Accepted By The Fda

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Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research, Sanofi

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Troponin Could Help Determine Lipid Tx In Stable Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Incorporating high-sensitivity troponin (hsTn) testing in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk classification would better inform cholesterol management for stable patients, a study suggested. Conventional risk...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Study Casts Doubt On Value Of Cholesterol Drugs

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- Hundreds of millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs, like statins, but now a new review suggests that many folks don't benefit from these medications. The researchers said the review of 35 randomized...
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Meditation May Be Good For The Heart

People who meditated had lower risk of high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and coronary artery disease.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stroke

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