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Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study June 24, 2015

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol? June 24, 2015

Risk factors include poor diet and exercise habits

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon June 15, 2015

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug June 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests June 08, 2015

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass June 02, 2015

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study May 28, 2015

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' Diets May 14, 2015

Watch fat content, too

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds May 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC May 07, 2015

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk? May 01, 2015

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds April 27, 2015

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say April 20, 2015

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows March 20, 2015

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes March 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 March 04, 2015

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk March 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 March 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 February 26, 2015

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community January 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 January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity' January 05, 2015

Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors December 16, 2014

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 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 December 05, 2014

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption November 28, 2014

Offer plenty of fruit and veggies

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 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 November 20, 2014

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Effective, Study Reports November 17, 2014

New medicine might help those who can't tolerate commonly used statins

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk November 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts November 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 November 12, 2014

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 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 November 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 October 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 October 16, 2014

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study October 10, 2014

But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study October 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 October 01, 2014

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder September 09, 2014

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain September 02, 2014

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 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 August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds August 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 August 04, 2014

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

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