High Cholesterol Stories
According to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought. Soy protein's ability to lower total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "the bad") cholesterol has been extensively studied, but the mechanism whereby soy protein lowers cholesterol remains unresolved. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology last month shows that soy protein lowers total cholesterol and non-HDL (non-high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol significantly more than milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels. In the American Heart Journal, researchers said that when people quit smoking, there is a bigger possibility that the good cholesterol level can boost for good. The world famous drug developer Pfizer recalled another batch of Lipitor, and this time, the company had to recall 19,000 bottles of it. Lipitor is a blockbuster cholesterol drug. Research from the Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research (http://www2.i-med.ac.at/psychlab/) at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibited pathologies similar to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say an experimental drug has been found to boost the good cholesterol in the body, renewing the hopes of millions of heart patients. Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that cholesterol deposits on eyelids are harmful. Medically termed xanthelasmata, the condition might increase risk of heart disease. Elevated midlife cholesterol was often related to development of dementia at a later stage. But a new study finds that high cholesterol levels have nothing to do with Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Contrary to earlier research, a new, long-term study suggests that cholesterol level in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the November 10, 2010, online issue of NeurologyÂ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5% and lowered LDL levels by 35%, found a study published in CMAJ. Three leading physicians have published a review in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology warning about the danger of dietary cholesterol for those at risk of a heart attack or stroke.