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Generic cholesterol-lowering medications may soon be available
Date: 2011-05-24 11:19:08
The majority of individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results end up requiring statin medications to preserve their heart health. However, over a lifetime, the cost of taking these medications on a regular basis can add up to a high tab.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing for children
Date: 2011-05-23 11:20:31
Cholesterol testing has come to be a major part of assessing the heart health of adults. But medical professionals are increasingly saying that the procedure should be provided to children who show certain warning signs of cardiovascular problems.... Full Story

Cholesterol-lowering medications may not reduce heart risk
Date: 2011-05-20 11:22:10
Millions of people who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are prescribed a combination of statin medications and ezetimibe. However, a new study out of the University of Virginia Health System suggests that the latter drug may not provide any protection from the harmful effects of high cholesterol.... Full Story

Potatoes may be smart choice for those with high cholesterol
Date: 2011-05-19 11:36:21
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests results, improving their heart health may be as simple as eating a few more potatoes each week.... Full Story

Selenium shown to lower cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-05-18 11:32:26
Higher levels of the nutrient selenium may be linked to an improvement in cholesterol test results, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Intervention programs limit childhood obesity-related heart risk
Date: 2011-05-17 11:22:53
As the obesity epidemic continues to rage in this country, children are increasingly falling victim to the problem. Doctors are reporting many unhealthy cholesterol test results in young people. However, intervention programs that teach children healthy lifestyle habits may have a major impact on their future cardiovascular health and help them to lose excess weight.... Full Story

Younger doctors are more likely to treat high cholesterol with drugs
Date: 2011-05-17 11:21:23
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results or other measures of poor heart health, a patient may be more likely to be prescribed medication rather than lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercise if they have a younger doctor, according to a new investigation published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.... Full Story

Study shows connection between cholesterol, inflammation and insulin resistance
Date: 2011-05-17 11:19:13
A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that stimulating the activity of a certain enzyme may lower cholesterol levels, limit inflammation and help improve the insulin test results of individuals with diabetes.... Full Story

Inactive youths may risk cardiovascular complications
Date: 2011-05-13 11:06:27
Cholesterol testing shows that even children as young as 9 years old can be at risk for cardiovascular complications, according to a new study from a group of European researchers.... Full Story

Statin medications lower cholesterol, but benefits may come at cost to sexual health
Date: 2011-05-12 11:37:48
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, statin medication may be an important method for improving their health. The medicine has been shown to effectively bring down cholesterol levels in a safe manner. However, this does not mean that they are completely without risks.... Full Story

LDL cholesterol may serve some important functions
Date: 2011-05-06 11:17:00
Individuals who receive high cholesterol test results may not be in as poor health as previously thought. A new study from a team of Texas A&M researchers has found that LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol may actually play an important role in overall health.... Full Story

Combination of cholesterol and osteoporosis drugs improves heart health
Date: 2011-05-02 15:13:08
Taking drugs for weak bones in addition to statin medications may help individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol results lower their blood lipids even further, according to a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.... Full Story

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