By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:28
Though both brand name and generic statins are equally effective in the way they work, a new study finds that people who take generics may end up living longer.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
A new study found men who performed manual labor had lower total cholesterol levels than men in other occupations, while women overall had higher cholesterol than men.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 06/09/2014 - 16:42
Men who take statins report modestly lower levels of exercise, but it's those who are new to the drugs that see their activity levels drop the most.
By Shweta Iyer | Sat, 05/31/2014 - 11:43
A study suggests that patients with advanced illnesses, who stopped taking statins, lived longer and better.
By Anthony Rivas | Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:44
Having both cancer and high cholesterol could cause the cancer to spread, and a new study finds that it's all because of the "bad" cholesterol's help.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:00
The American Heart Association's new guidelines for treatment among patients with high cholesterol could mean that 13 million more Americans will go on statin therapy.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:27
Many Asian Americans are skinny — more than any other race — but they're still just as likely to have hypertension and abnormal cholesterol, a report says.
By Elijah Wolfson | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:48
A byproduct of cholesterol, called 27HC, spurs the growth and spread of breast cancer by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Researchers say that tumors can use it as a source of fuel.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:59
Our caloric intake is largely determined by the digestive process itself rather than the hard value ascribed to the food product.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 21:03
Side effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.
By John Ericson | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 21:08
Self-monitoring may help people suffering from hypertension bring their blood pressure down, review finds.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 19:53
New research indicates that exercise programs influence methylation — a process that determines gene expression.