- 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.
- 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.
- Unlike the vast majority of "superfoods," none of these foods are a waste of money.
- 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.
- A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.
- 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.
- 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 CreativitySide effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.
- Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.
- 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 BenefitsNew research indicates that exercise programs influence methylation — a process that determines gene expression.
- Just like a mother's age can influence their pregnancy, a father's age at conception could influence their child's health and height.
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.