Cholesterol in the News

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

05/28/2015 - Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

05/20/2015 - Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

05/20/2015 - Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

05/19/2015 - Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' Diets

05/14/2015 - Watch fat content, too

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

05/11/2015 - Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC

05/07/2015 - About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

05/01/2015 - Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

04/27/2015 - If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

04/24/2015 - Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

04/20/2015 - New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

04/06/2015 - Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

03/20/2015 - Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

03/12/2015 - Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

03/05/2015 - Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

03/04/2015 - People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

03/03/2015 - Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

03/02/2015 - Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

02/26/2015 - About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want

02/12/2015 - People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say


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Kids who grow quickly as toddlers or teens tend to have lower cholesterol levels as adults, new research says. A 2007 study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health also found that people who become overweight after age 15 are more likely to have higher cholesterol levels.