Cholesterol in the News

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

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


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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.