This study associates cholesterol intake with the expression of genes codifying certain proteins, even before the disease is detected on blood vessel walls.
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The expanded use of generic statins can provide equal cardiovascular benefits to a majority of patients being treated for high cholesterol while offering substantial cost savings over brand-name drugs.
Regular exercise appears to modestly increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good," cholesterol.
Clarian Health will provide free public cholesterol screenings using the CardioChek technology at a series of Indianapolis Motor Speedway events taking place throughout the month of May.
There is general agreement that both men and women with established cardiovascular disease are at high risk and should get intensive cholesterol lowering therapy.
The Cholestech LDX System measures cholesterol, glucose and liver enzymes, and high sensivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with certified lab accuracy in minutes.
People whose cholesterol improved after one month on cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins reduced their risk of stroke and heart attack.
When it comes to cholesterol-lowering drugs, doctors say more is better. More patients are taking higher doses of drugs called statins - leading to lower heart and stroke risk, but also higher prescription drug costs and more frequent side effects.
FDA has approved Abbott's new coated Niaspan, used for boosting HDL cholesterol.
Use of a novel drug to treat cholesterol disorders decreases triglycerides and increases HDL-C, the "good" cholesterol, but also raises some safety concerns.
Small amounts of alcohol can interfere with the growth of a fetus, but added cholesterol may help prevent a wide array of neurological and physical defects from alcohol exposure.
A team of scientists has discovered a long sought protein whose human counterpart controls cholesterol production and potentially drug metabolism.
Research identifies regulator of cholesterol production.
The potential of a new type of therapy for patients who suffer from high cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol lowering 'statin' drugs are cost effective in far more people than current guidelines recommend and should be considered for a wider range of people.
Adverse effects of other cholesterol drugs or cholesterol lowering drug statin can be self reported from people around the world.
Drug therapy beneficial for metabolic syndrome patients who are diagnosed due to excessive abdominal fat, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
New consumer booklet has lifestyle tips to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk.
Should we lower cholesterol as much as possible?
Use of the nutritional supplement policosanol does not lower cholesterol levels any more than placebo.
Although cholesterol has a bad rap as the sticky, fatty substance responsible for clogging arteries, the attachment of cholesterol to an important developmental protein controls the development of fingers and toes in mice.
The discovery boded well for new insights into mechanisms behind lipid and cholesterol processing, and in turn, the potential development of new cholesterol controlling drugs.
Having a high level of HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol, is more important than having a low level of LDL, the bad cholesterol.
In the ongoing debate regarding how low cholesterol levels should go, new research provide further evidence of the life saving importance of a "lower is better" strategy.