Cholesterol in the News

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

09/09/2014 - Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds

09/02/2014 - Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

09/02/2014 - But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

09/02/2014 - Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

08/26/2014 - Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

08/18/2014 - Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds

08/05/2014 - But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

08/04/2014 - Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

07/17/2014 - Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

07/04/2014 - But research is still preliminary, experts say

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

07/03/2014 - Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study

06/04/2014 - They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol

05/05/2014 - Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

04/30/2014 - Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows

04/25/2014 - Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

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


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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.