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AHA News: Statins May Do Double Duty on Heart Disease and Cancer

AHA News: Statins May Do Double Duty on Heart Disease and Cancer

Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease. They might also be getting an added anti-cancer benefit, a growing body of evidence suggests. Scientists first began investigating a connection between […]

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Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading?

Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading?

Whether dietary cholesterol increases levels of cholesterol in the blood is a controversial topic. Although many researchers have investigated this question, a recent review asks whether industry funding has slanted the overall results. Share on PinterestDo industry funded studies paint eggs in too favorable a light? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for […]

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Health Tip: Should I Get a Cholesterol Test?

Health Tip: Should I Get a Cholesterol Test?

Cholesterol Levels: What the Numbers Mean What do cholesterol numbers mean? LDL, HDL, good, bad, and triglycerides – Get the facts on cholesterol, blood testing, medications, and how to keep your cholesterol in check. Read more: Cholesterol Levels: What the Numbers Mean

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What to know about becoming a vegetarian

What to know about becoming a vegetarian

A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs. Regardless of the reason, it is important to consider a few things before becoming vegetarian. For instance, people should know which foods to avoid and what to include in their diet to ensure that they […]

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Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart

Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rising levels of cholesterol among young adults is strongly tied to long-term odds for the number one killer, heart disease, a new study finds. The new global study involved data on more than 400,000 people from 38 different trials. Their health was tracked for an […]

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis facts Rhabdomyolysis is the rapid destruction of skeletal muscle resulting in leakage into the urine of the muscle protein myoglobin. Rhabdomyolysis has many causes. Medications can cause muscle injury and rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis can cause muscle pain and weakness. Blood levels of muscle enzymes, including CPK, SGOT, SGPT, and LDH, as well as blood and […]

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Americans’ Cholesterol Levels Decline: Study

Americans’ Cholesterol Levels Decline: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ overall cholesterol levels fell between 2005 and 2016, researchers report. Latest Cholesterol News They also found that among people taking cholesterol medications, there was a 21-point decline in “bad” LDL cholesterol, according to the Associated Press. The study, which tracked cholesterol information from more than 32,000 adults, […]

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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 […]