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Cholesterol medication may increase diabetes risk in some patients
Date: 2011-03-31 11:08:44
For some individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, the treatment may be worse than the disease. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that some people who take statin medications may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Study finds heart health benefits in chocolate
Date: 2011-03-29 12:47:14
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from working a little more dark chocolate into their diets. A team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center came up with these seemingly counterintuitive findings after reviewing the results of many previously published studies.... Full Story

Omega-3s may improve cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-03-28 12:41:41
Omega-3 fatty acids may contribute to improved cholesterol test results and reduce the risk of many of the chronic diseases that are associated with obesity, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication may do little to reduce death risk
Date: 2011-03-25 11:28:33
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests are increasingly being prescribed a class of medications known as fibrates. However, a new study from Western University of Health Science in California questions the real benefits of these types of drugs.... Full Story

Multiple studies find fiber improves cardiovascular health
Date: 2011-03-24 11:31:01
Millions of Americans each year receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. The nation is currently suffering from an epidemic of poor heart health. However, many people may be able to turn around their cardiovascular health simply by adding more fiber to their diets. Several studies have shown that this nutrient can play an important role in improving cholesterol levels and limiting heart disease risk.... Full Story

More young people suffer from high cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-23 11:32:33
Childhood obesity is sweeping across the nation and having disastrous health effects. Increasingly doctors are reporting an increase in unhealthy cholesterol test scores from their pediatric patients, which could put these individuals at risk for a lifetime of poor heart health.... Full Story

Antioxidant may help lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-21 11:51:10
Consuming more antioxidants may help individuals improve their next cholesterol test. A new study on resveratrol, a type of antioxidant, may help bring down triglyceride levels.... Full Story

Single protein linked to high cholesterol and increased blood clot risk
Date: 2011-03-17 16:11:53
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon benefit from new medications that may be developed from important findings from a group of British researchers.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication may reduce risk of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-03-16 14:45:07
Men who take statin medications to lower their cholesterol may also be less likely to receive a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, according to a new study from a group of government researchers.... Full Story

Researchers model good cholesterol molecules
Date: 2011-03-16 14:42:27
A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati has uncovered the structure of HDL, or good cholesterol, molecules. They believe that the findings could lead to the development of more effective medications that help individuals improve their cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Cholesterol levels closely tied to immune function
Date: 2011-03-10 16:56:36
Cholesterol testing may reveal more than just an individual's cardiovascular health. According to a new study from a team of British researchers, it may also indicate the health of their immune system.... Full Story

Mediterranean diet reduces cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-09 13:41:41
Previous studies have shown that a Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and fish can significantly reduce an individual's risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of symptoms that increase the odds of diabetes and heart disease. Now, a new study reveals that the diet may help with individual aspects of metabolic function, including cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Post-menopausal women may benefit from cholesterol testing
Date: 2011-03-04 12:23:21
Heart disease is often thought to be a problem that mostly affects men. However, experts are increasingly warning women that they should consider cholesterol testing to ensure that they are not at risk for developing the condition, which can lead to stroke and heart attack.... Full Story

New findings could lead to improved cholesterol-lowering drugs
Date: 2011-03-03 12:52:57
For decades, the only treatment option for individuals who have received high cholesterol test results has been statin medications. These drugs are generally useful in lowering cholesterol, but can carry some side effects.... Full Story

Experts recommend frequent cholesterol testing
Date: 2011-03-02 13:30:17
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world. In order to assess this risk and help reduce the prevalence of the disease, doctors are recommending that more individuals seek regular cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Some foods can help lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-01 13:42:32
Most individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results end up taking prescription medications to bring their cholesterol back into a reasonable range. However, this may not be the only approach that works. Diet and exercise can have a powerful impact on cholesterol levels.... Full Story

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