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Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

November 24, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.
Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association target […]


Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

November 17, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental antibody drug could prove effective at lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels for patients who have side effects with cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
That’s the conclusion of a clinical trial presented Monday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Chicago.
The drug, alirocumab, outperformed the on-the-market […]


Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

November 17, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Driving “bad” LDL cholesterol down to extremely low levels with a combination drug appears to significantly reduce heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with clogged arteries, a new study found.
Patients experienced fewer heart attacks and strokes when taking Vytorin, a drug that combines a […]


How Having a Sense of Purpose Can Help You Stay Healthy

November 4, 2014

Older adults with a strong sense of purpose in life may be particularly likely to get health screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms, new research suggests.


Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

October 22, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows.
Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — has remained steady, […]


Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

October 20, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows.
High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.
Researchers analyzed data from 37,000 American adults who had their blood pressure checked […]


Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.
Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 […]


High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer’s Return in Study

October 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer’s return, a new study suggests.
In a review of more than 800 men who had had their prostate gland removed, those with higher levels of these […]


Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

September 23, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke — which causes bleeding in the brain — were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren’t taking the drugs, according to a new study.
People taking the commonly used […]


Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

September 15, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.
At issue are the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. Well-known brands include Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor. Generic statins are also available. […]



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