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More People Worldwide Eating ‘Healthy’ Fats, Study Finds

April 22, 2014

Levels of healthy fats in people’s diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

March 31, 2014

Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.

Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

March 31, 2014

About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man’s Sex Life: Study

March 29, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.
But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many men, an expert said.
Still, the findings — [...]

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

March 27, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something that’s sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.
The research, which included 2.8 million adults, [...]

Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.
The American Heart Association guidelines were released last November and expanded the criteria for statin use to include people with [...]

Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

March 19, 2014

High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin—sold under the brand name Zocor—appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England.

Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study

February 10, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis suggests that people at high risk for heart disease who can’t take high-dose statin drugs to lower their cholesterol might benefit from a treatment combination that includes taking a low-dose statin.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins reviewed published research to compare the benefits [...]

Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

February 5, 2014

Yet another study finds that eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits is good for your heart, your weight and your overall health.

Statin Therapy May Prevent Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

January 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Statins may help prevent delirium in critically ill patients who were taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs before they were admitted to hospital, a new study suggests.
This beneficial effect may be due to the anti-inflammatory effects of statins, said lead author Valerie Page, of the Watford General Hospital in Watford, [...]


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