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Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss November 25, 2015

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday November 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds November 09, 2015

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control November 09, 2015

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams November 09, 2015

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack November 09, 2015

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care October 26, 2015

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart October 16, 2015

HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble October 16, 2015

Chronic inflammation could explain possible connection, researchers theorize

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal October 16, 2015

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped? October 14, 2015

Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual

Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health October 12, 2015

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll October 09, 2015

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes September 30, 2015

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health September 23, 2015

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends September 23, 2015

Those found naturally in dairy, meat products may help, while low levels of artificial trans fats might not hurt

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart? September 22, 2015

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels September 10, 2015

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study September 09, 2015

More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol August 28, 2015

A leading cause of heart disease

Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers Say August 12, 2015

But clear link seen between trans fats and heart troubles, early death

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say August 11, 2015

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study July 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol July 27, 2015

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study July 10, 2015

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

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