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.


Fighting Inflammation With 'Good Cholesterol'

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:43

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is "good" cholesterol that helps reduce inflammation and adverse health effects brought on by high levels of "bad" cholesterol.

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Amgen’s Experimental Cholesterol Drug, Evolocumab, Cuts LDL Levels

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:58

Results from Amgen’s year-long safety and efficacy study showed monthly treatment with its experimental cholesterol drug, evolocumab, reduced LDL cholesterol by 52 percent.

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New Guidelines To Manage High Cholesterol

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 16:00

A panel of experts identifies patients who would most benefit from statins to prevent and control high cholesterol while also recommending a heart healthy lifestyle.

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Beer And Sausage Diet Helps Man Lower Cholesterol, Drop Pounds [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:48

Evo Terro, an Arizona man, went on a sausage and beer diet, lowering his cholesterol levels and dropping major pounds.


Mediterranean Diet, Interval Training Exercises For The Obese May Increase Lifespan

By | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 20:03

A Mediterranean diet in combination with high-intensity interval training may lead to improved cardiovascular health for the obese.

Vascepa Fish Oil Drug Awaits FDA Approval For Expanded Use

Vascepa Fish Oil Drug Awaits FDA Decision On Expanded Use For Treating High Triglycerides

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 19:24

Although many Americans take non-prescription fish oil supplements, a much stronger formulation awaits regulatory approval for use in treating "very high" triglyceride levels, which may open a market of 36 million Americans.

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Statins, Taken Over Time, May Reduce Dementia Risk By 3-Fold

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:33

Johns Hopkins researchers discovered that statins, a cholesterol-lowering medication, may reduce the risk of dementia by 29 percent when taken for a year or more.

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Seniors At Risk Of Heart Disease May Benefit From Statins

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 14:18

Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, are found to benefit elderly patients at risk for heart disease.

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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.

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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.

Nordic Diet Plan, Like Mediterranean, Lowers Cholesterol and Inflammation

Nordic Diet Plan, Like Mediterranean, Lowers Cholesterol And Inflammation

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:24

Sticking to a Nordic diet plan — rich in berries, fish, and canola oil — lowered cholesterol and inflammation in people with metabolic syndrome, much like the better-known Mediterranean diet.

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Should You Be Taking Statins? The Cholesterol Drugs Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Finds

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:39

Statins, the most commonly prescribed type of drug in the world, may block the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.


Surprise, Surprise: Big Candy Says Candy's Just Dandy For Your Health

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:27

A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.

Breathing Auto Emissions Turns Good Cholesterol Bad, Study Finds

Breathing Auto Emissions Turns Good Cholesterol Bad, Study Finds

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:50

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.