- Not that any of us needed any more motivation to eat and love chocolate, researchers have found more evidence supporting its cardiovascular benefits.
- Watercress, the "healing herb," can alleviate these 6 health conditions, from high blood pressure to diabetes.
- The United States moved on Wednesday to cut the amount of salt in packaged and restaurant food in a bid to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes linked to consuming too much sodium.
- Cigna Corp signed deals that will pay the makers of Repatha and Praluent, two powerful but pricey cholesterol lowering treatments, based on how well their customers respond to the medicines, the health insurer said on Wednesday.
- Heart disease death rates vary greatly depending on the county Americans live in.
- Tweaked cholesterol drugs hold promise in boosting the effectiveness of new immunotherapy drugs.
- New research has found no link between insomnia and cholesterol levels unless the patient is taking sleeping pills.
- High doses of atorvastatin may be able to treat age-related macular degeneration — one of the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.
- Viruses are becoming more and more resistant to antivirals, but a Hepatitis C-derived peptide might be a solution.
- New research suggests children with common allergies are more likely to develop heart problems later in life.
- One in eight American adults still have high cholesterol, but more and more adults are getting their cholesterol tested.
- People who were told their genetic risk for heart disease had lower levels of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, six months later, according to a new study that offers a first glimpse of how doctors might use genetic information in clinical practice.
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.