Posted by
Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say researchers who now report that women who have excessively low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels […]

Posted by
Are air fryers healthy?

Are air fryers healthy?

Many sources claim that air fryers offer a healthful alternative for making fried foods. But what are the benefits and risks of cooking with an air fryer?Air fryers have had a recent surge in popularity due to a growing awareness of healthfulness and continuing demand for fried foods. People in America eat more potatoes than […]

Posted by
Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Count

Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Count

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not always possible to lower cholesterol through diet alone — sometimes there’s no way to override your DNA, and medication becomes a must. But certain foods can be part of the plan to improve your numbers, to both lower low-density […]

Posted by
Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter of people who could benefit from taking statins don’t, and a new survey suggests that while not enough doctors are prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs, fears about side effects also play a part. “There is so much misinformation […]

Posted by
gemfibrozil (Lopid)

gemfibrozil (Lopid)

What is gemfibrozil? Gemfibrozil is a blood lipid and cholesterol-altering medicine. Why is gemfibrozil prescribed to patients? Gemfibrozil is used for reducing elevated triglyceride levels that are high enough to cause pancreatitis. Because gemfibrozil raises HDL and decreases triglycerides it is prescribed for preventing coronary heart disease in individuals without a history or symptoms of […]

Posted by
lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev)

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

Posted by
niacin (Niacor, Niaspan)

niacin (Niacor, Niaspan)

What is niacin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3) is a part of the normal diet that is essential to various chemical reactions in the body. It is used medically to treat individuals with deficiency of niacin. Advanced deficiency of niacin can lead to a condition called pellagra […]

Posted by
Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers

Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eggs may not be all they’ve been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death. The researchers followed […]