- People don't need to fast before their lipid tests as the levels of cholesterol don't vary much in people who took the tests before a meal and those who took the same test after a meal.
- The researchers' findings have buoyed doctors, but it is befuddling, considering the uptick in obesity during the same time period.
- At $10 a month for a generic version, beta blockers are cheap and popular. A study suggests that the drug may be over-prescribed and that patients who take them are no less likely to die of their condition or to suffer from heart attacks or strokes.
- It may be less catchy than the playground rhyme, but an apple a day may prevent the hardening of arteries and lower bad cholesterol.
- Eating Up to Nine Meals a Day Could Help You Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure and Speed Up MetabolismPrevious reports about the idea of eating little and often had been greeted with skepticism.
- Taller People More Likely to Have Cancer, Shorter People More Likely to Have Heart Disease: ConfirmedResearchers have found that your height indicates the likelihood of the cause of your death.
- In a 180-degree turnaround from yesterday's news, The Lancet published a meta-analysis that found that the benefits of statin use outweighed the risks.
- While cholesterol-lowering statins are undeniably life-saving with people with menacing cardiovascular illnesses, statins are often prescribed to healthy people as a precaution.
- Algae extract can increase good cholesterol levels in body, a new research says.
- Findings from a new genetic study suggest that “good cholesterol” or high-density lipoprotein may not actually lower the risk of heart disease.
- Cholesterols levels are falling in the U.S, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from young adulthood into your 40s is strongly associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in middle age, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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.