- The best-seller list of pharmaceutical drugs includes treatments for pain, depression, diabetes, and cholesterol, yet also unexpected orphan diseases.
- An independent non-profit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said announced prices for a just-approved class of potent cholesterol lowering drugs were far too high.
- Amgen launches their new cholesterol drug in Europe at around half the U.S. price, in a move likely to stoke controversy about the way Americans end up paying far more for medicine.
- The FDA approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease this past Thursday.
- Standing or walking for two extra hours a day will not only lower your cholesterol, it'll help slim your waist.
- With National Men's Health Week ending on Father's Day, now is a good time to remind dad to visit the doctor's office for a checkup.
- Studies have suggested cholesterol-lowering statins may reduce risk of Parkinson's disease. But a new study suggests this isn't the case, and even alludes to a higher risk with their use.
- Some people want experts to apologize for changing dietary guidelines, namely toward cholesterol and saturated fat. But being committed to understanding current foods and nutrients is nothing to be sorry for; it's science.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A study suggests that patients with advanced illnesses, who stopped taking statins, lived longer and better.
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.