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.
By Anthony Rivas | May 15, 2013 09:50 PM EDT
Inhaling auto emissions can cause trigger changes in the protective qualities of good cholesterol. A new study finds that these changes can make it even worse than the bad cholesterol.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
Researchers discover a genetic link to levels of bad cholesterol in baboons, and think the discovery could translate to a better cholesterol treatment for humans.
By Justin Caba | May 15, 2013 04:00 PM EDT
Researchers suggest middle-aged people who moderately exercise have a better chance of lowering heart failure risk.
By Sabrina Bachai | May 10, 2013 03:53 PM EDT
Treat your mom to a special breakfast in bed with low calories, high health benefits, and lots of love.
By Susan Scutti | May 08, 2013 02:59 PM EDT
A nutritional study reveals the cardiovascular benefits of eating whole walnuts or walnut oil.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 30, 2013 04:24 PM EDT
Men who are obese in their young adult years are at significant risk for life threatening diseases that may cut their life short.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 25, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
A fat, lecithin, that is in many common foods may be processed by bacteria into a chemical known to increase risk of heart disease.
By Justin Caba | Apr 19, 2013 01:36 PM EDT
The anti-teen drinking group MADD says alcohol-related driving deaths shouldn't be the heaviest concern on a parent's mind.
By Matthew Mientka | Apr 15, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
A new gene-based approach helped the liver clear 45 percent more "bad cholesterol," suggesting a new approach that works well with statins.
By Justin Caba | Apr 10, 2013 11:11 AM EDT
A study from the Netherlands claims that the present adult generation is significantly less healthy than past generations of adults.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 09, 2013 06:05 PM EDT
New study claims the ingredient in red wine with anti-aging properties would not work for obese individuals.
By Justin Caba | Apr 02, 2013 11:59 AM EDT
Researchers have analyzed the association of blindness and cholesterol accumulation in the eye while also testing possible medications in eye drop form.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 20, 2013 03:52 PM EDT
Dosages that were too high increased the likelihood of kidney failure and hospital admission significantly says a new report.
By Justin Caba | Mar 20, 2013 02:43 PM EDT
A group of UCLA researchers said they have altered the makeup of tomatoes to include a peptide that may aid in the break down of bad cholesterol build up.
By Justin Caba | Mar 19, 2013 04:13 PM EDT
A new study is claiming that kids who drink whole milk as opposed to skim milk stand a better chance of not becoming obese later in life.