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For Kids With Genetic Condition, Statins May Be Lifesavers

For Kids With Genetic Condition, Statins May Be Lifesavers

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When children with genetically high cholesterol are prescribed statins, it can drastically cut their risk of heart disease and death before the age of 40, a new study finds. At issue is a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic […]

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Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Latest Cholesterol News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of statin users. While statins for […]

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Better quality ‘good’ cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes

Better quality ‘good’ cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes

Diabetes can accelerate the development of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden. According to a new study in mouse models, increasing the levels of some forms of cholesterol could help treat this condition. New research suggests that increasing levels of better quality ‘good’ cholesterol could make all the difference in fighting atherosclerosis. Research […]

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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 […]