Cholesterol in the News

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol

07/27/2015 - For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

07/24/2015 - Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

07/10/2015 - Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

07/06/2015 - Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

06/24/2015 - And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

06/24/2015 - Risk factors include poor diet and exercise habits

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

06/18/2015 - Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

06/15/2015 - Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

06/15/2015 - Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

06/11/2015 - Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

06/08/2015 - Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

06/02/2015 - People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

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


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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.