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Fructose consumption tied to high cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-28 15:01:10
Individuals who consume too much high-fructose corn syrup may be more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Full Story

Cholesterol patients who use mail-order pharmacies have better treatment outcomes
Date: 2011-07-25 14:52:50
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, filling their prescription through a mail-order pharmacy may lead to better treatment results, suggests a new study from Kaiser Permanente researchers.... Full Story

Expert calls for enhanced social safety net to reduce childhood obesity
Date: 2011-07-21 14:43:17
As the obesity epidemic continues to rage, it is beginning to spread to children, with disastrous consequences for youg people's heart health. While it was once unthinkable, many children are now beginning to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. However, one expert says there are things public health agencies can do to prevent these problems.... Full Story

Prescription for popular cholesterol medication fall off amid efficacy concerns
Date: 2011-07-20 14:15:09
Despite the fact that many people continue to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, fewer doctors are prescribing a particular medication to raise levels of HDL cholesterol, which is known to have beneficial effects, in the wake of a recent study that questioned the benefits of the drug.... Full Story

Lifestyle factors may contribute to half of all new Alzheimer's disease cases
Date: 2011-07-19 15:16:40
By improving cholesterol test scores and other modifiable lifestyle factors, a team of researchers says it may be possible to prevent up to half of all new cases of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Studies link sugar to unhealthy cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-07-15 14:53:35
There is a well-established link between excessive sugar consumption and conditions like obesity and diabetes. However, experts are beginning to warn that too much sweetened food may also lead to unhealthy cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Expert discusses natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-08 15:05:45
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, many people are prescribed statin medications. While these drugs are generally a safe and effective way to lower cholesterol levels, they may result in side effects in some people. However, experts say that there are natural ways a person can keep their blood lipids in check without worrying about side effects.... Full Story

Green tea shown to lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-07 15:36:30
A cup of green tea may be just what the doctor ordered for individuals who are looking to improve their cholesterol test scores. A new study has found that the beverage lowers levels of dangerous LDL cholesterol while supporting healthy levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol.... Full Story

Men with little body fat may still be at risk for heart disease and diabetes
Date: 2011-07-06 15:04:43
Being thin may not always lead to healthier cholesterol test scores. A new study from the Harvard Medical School found that a particular genetic mutation may lead to a smaller waistline but an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.... Full Story

Positive attitude may support heart health
Date: 2011-07-05 16:16:33
Individuals who feel satisfied with their daily lives may be less likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. A new study published in the European Heart Journal has shown that happy and satisfied individuals tend to have healthier hearts than negative people.... Full Story

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