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What ways are there to measure body fat?

What ways are there to measure body fat?

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alirocumab (Praluent)

alirocumab (Praluent)

What is alirocumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alirocumab is a man-made injectable drug that reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. It is the first member of a new class of drugs called proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors. Cholesterol is carried in the blood to a large extent by […]

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niacin and lovastatin, Advicor

niacin and lovastatin, Advicor

What is niacin and lovastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Advicor is an oral drug that is used for lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. It is a combination of extended-release niacin and lovastatin. It reduces blood levels of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides and increases blood levels […]

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Caw-lesterol? Fatty City Food Hits Crows’ Arteries

Caw-lesterol? Fatty City Food Hits Crows’ Arteries

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your lunch leftovers are doing no favors for urban birds’ hearts, new research shows. Fatty food scraps may be boosting the cholesterol levels of crows in U.S. cities, but whether it’s a threat to their health isn’t clear. A team from Hamilton College in Clinton, […]

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Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?

Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?

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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also looked at reasons behind the discrepancies. Statins help reduce the risk of […]

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Repatha (evolocumab)

Repatha (evolocumab)

What are the side effects of evolocumab? The most common side effects associated with Repatha treatment include Other side effects include diarrhea, muscle pain, muscle spasm, fatigue, urinary tract infections (UTIs), cough, allergic reactions, hypertension, headache, dizziness, joint pain, nausea, confusion, and pancreatitis A more serious side effect is: Hypersensitivity reactions: Repatha should not be […]

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Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

Study finds ‘disturbingly’ high levels of ‘ugly cholesterol’

New research shows that levels of remnant particle cholesterol, also known as “ugly cholesterol,” in the blood are much higher than experts previously thought. New research points to high levels of remnant cholesterol in the blood. This research explored the link between remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and came to an alarming conclusion. Researchers from […]

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fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)

What is fluvastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluvastatin is an oral, cholesterol-lowering drug. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, commonly called “statins.” Other statins include lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver (HMG-CoA reductase) […]

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colesevelam (Welchol)

colesevelam (Welchol)

What is colesevelam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Colesevelam is an oral drug that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. It also improves control of blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. Cholesterol made by the liver or from the food we eat can be converted into bile acids by the liver. The […]