Cholesterol in the News

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

01/13/2015 - Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

01/13/2015 - Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

01/05/2015 - Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

12/23/2014 - Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts

12/23/2014 - New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

12/22/2014 - Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

12/16/2014 - Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

12/12/2014 - Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

12/05/2014 - Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

12/05/2014 - But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption

11/28/2014 - Offer plenty of fruit and veggies

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

11/24/2014 - Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

11/20/2014 - But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports

11/17/2014 - New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight

11/17/2014 - Study found MyFitnessPal made no difference six months after doctors recommended it for patients

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

11/17/2014 - Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

11/17/2014 - Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

11/12/2014 - Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found

11/11/2014 - No eating plan stood out in terms of lasting weight loss, researchers noted

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

11/10/2014 - Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds


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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.