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.

Patients Taking Statins Might Want To Stick With Generic Brands

By | 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.

Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

By | 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.

Cholesterol Meds Are Making Men Lose Their Ability To Exercise

By | 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.

Can Stopping Statins For Terminally-Ill Patients Near End-Of-Life Be Useful?

By | Sat, 05/31/2014 - 11:43

A study suggests that patients with advanced illnesses, who stopped taking statins, lived longer and better.

'Bad' Cholesterol And Cancer Team Up To Wreak Havoc On The Body

By | 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.

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.