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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 […]

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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 […]