Men with elevated levels of "bad" cholesterol may increase their risk of hypertension by 39 percent, "good" cholesterol appears to protect against high blood pressure.
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Improving the treatment and control of cholesterol disorders and eliminating disparities in management should move to the forefront of national public health efforts.
The more severe the apnea, the lower the level of good cholesterol in the blood, according to researchers from Bochum in Germany. Their study, to be published in January's issue of the European Respiratory Journal, also shows that treating sleep apnea improves patients' lipid profile and reduces cardiovascular risk.
It has been recognized for several years that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (interruptions to breathing for over 10 seconds, five times per hour or more) is associated with several cardiovascular risk factors, including a significant rise in blood pressure.
Hypercholesterolemic people who received diet and a small dose of the cholesterol lowering drug pravastatin showed a 33 percent decrease in the incidence of CHD compared to high cholesterol patients.\n\n
Aggressive Lowering of LDL Cholesterol Level Shows Limited Benefit for Patients with Previous Heart Attack
Lowering of low density lipoprotein cholesterol with statins has become part of the standard treatment regimen in patients with established coronary heart disease.
No association between reported total serum cholesterol levels and breast cancer risk in either pre menopausal or post menopausal women.
Cholesterol levels continue to decline in adults, but with young adults the cholesterol levels don't have much change.
Cholesterol lowering drug statin, which is used for treatment of high cholesterol may benefit more people regardless of their cholesterol level.
Study shows that aged garlic extract works much the same way as cholesterol lowering drugs, such as statins, but without any known side effects.
Exercise, without accompanying weight loss, has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.Cholesterol and Exercise
For the first time, Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that exercise, without accompanying weight loss, has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.
The cholesterol lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor) was more likely to be associated with muscle damage (myopathy) compared to atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zorcor) and pravastatin (Pravachol).