Cholesterol in the News

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

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

11/06/2014 - As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study

11/04/2014 - Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

10/17/2014 - People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

10/16/2014 - Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study

10/10/2014 - But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

10/08/2014 - Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

10/03/2014 - Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

10/01/2014 - Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

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


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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.