Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person’s cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.
Both statins and cholesterol levels have been linked with lower colon cancer risk, but pinpointing which one is actually responsible has been […]

Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

April 22, 2016

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — What men eat — particularly fatty meats and cheese — may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.
“We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness,” said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings […]

Butter No Worse for You Than Vegetable Oil, Says Controversial New Study

April 13, 2016

New research found that while people who were briefly forced to change their diets using corn oil in place of saturated fats did lower their cholesterol, their risk of dying prematurely actually increased.

‘Paleo’ Diet May Help Older Women’s Hearts, Waistlines

April 3, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The so-called Paleo diet may help older women lose weight, improve their cholesterol profile and lower future risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.
Women experienced these benefits by sticking to the guidelines of the Paleo diet, even though they were not […]

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients’ Risk of Stroke: Study

March 28, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don’t take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and blood pressure medications as prescribed, a new study reports.
Folks with high blood pressure and high cholesterol had a seven times greater risk […]

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health After All

February 17, 2016

The once-maligned egg may not be a heartbreaker after all, new research suggests.

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs — medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor — may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.
In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harvard Medical School assessed the effects of statin treatment in […]

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

January 12, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Patients who take statins before and after heart bypass surgery have fewer complications and a reduced risk of dying during and soon after the operation, a new analysis finds.
In a review of recent studies on the use of statins (such as Lipitor or Zocor) […]

Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Linked to Sleep Apnea: Study

January 6, 2016

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new discovery about the way sleep apnea may raise the risk of heart disease also suggests that taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might reduce that risk, according to a new study.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that involves irregular breathing while asleep, with oxygen […]

U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk

December 21, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs should be used to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in certain at-risk patients, according to a draft recommendation released Monday by the nation’s leading experts in preventive medicine.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said statins can provide maximum preventive benefits […]


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