Cholesterol in the News

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

04/15/2014 - Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

04/07/2014 - Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

04/03/2014 - Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

03/31/2014 - Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

03/31/2014 - Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

03/27/2014 - Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

03/27/2014 - Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

03/27/2014 - Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

03/19/2014 - Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

Keep Your Heart Healthy

03/16/2014 - Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

03/06/2014 - Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

02/25/2014 - Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

02/24/2014 - HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Taking Care of Your Heart

02/15/2014 - Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

02/12/2014 - Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

02/11/2014 - Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study

02/10/2014 - When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone

New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

02/06/2014 - Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

02/04/2014 - Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

02/04/2014 - Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add


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Although people have sworn by garlic's medicinal benefits, new research puts to rest the notion that the herb can reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. A large clinical trial published in a 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found no evidence that garlic worked to lower cholesterol. The study looked at both fresh garlic and garlic supplements.