Cholesterol Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. A number of lifestyle changes are recommended in those with high cholesterol including: smoking cessation, limiting alcohol consumption, physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and a diet low in saturated fats.

When Offered The Chance At Lower Cholesterol, Millions Of Americans Shrug

By | 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.

3 Superfoods Backed By Real Science

By | Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:00

Unlike the vast majority of "superfoods," none of these foods are a waste of money.

Asians Are Skinnier Than Other Americans, But Not Healthier

By | 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.

An Apple A Day Really Keeps The Doctor Away

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:09

A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.

High Cholesterol Fuels Breast Cancer Growth And Spread

By | 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.

Calorie Counts 'Virtually Meaningless,' Experts Conclude

By | 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.

5 Surprising Benefits of Common Prescription Drugs: "Side Effects" Cut Cancer Risk, Improve Creativity

By | 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.

5 Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:31

Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.

Lower Your Blood Pressure By Keeping An Eye On It: Self-Monitoring Linked To Reduced Hypertension

By | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 21:08

Self-monitoring may help people suffering from hypertension bring their blood pressure down, review finds.

Exercise Programs Affect Gene Expression: How a Single Workout Can Set Off A Chain Reaction of Health Benefits

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 19:53

New research indicates that exercise programs influence methylation — a process that determines gene expression.

Father's Age At Conception Could Determine Child's Height And Cholesterol

By | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 19:08

Just like a mother's age can influence their pregnancy, a father's age at conception could influence their child's health and height.

Skipping Breakfast, Midnight Snacking May Elevate Your Risk For A Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease

By | Mon, 07/22/2013 - 16:07

A Harvard study finds that eating habits, like skipping breakfast and late-night snacking, increase one's risk of coronary heart disease and a heart attack.

A New Path to Predicting and Preventing Heart Attacks

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 00:16

Through new imaging technology, researchers have discovered a potential way to prevent heart attacks by identifying plaque signatures.

How To Read Food Nutrition Labels: Learn The Nutritional Content And Calories Of What You're Eating [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:25

To balance your diet and maintain your health, know what information food nutrition labels both contain and omit.

Why Cancer Screenings And Heart Checkups Are A Must For Men's Health

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:52

As Father's day fast approaches, why not give what means most? Discuss with your dad the health screenings that keep him safe and well.