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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

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk July 04, 2014

But research is still preliminary, experts say

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later July 03, 2014

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study June 04, 2014

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol May 05, 2014

Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth? April 30, 2014

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows April 25, 2014

Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths April 15, 2014

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol? April 07, 2014

Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too April 03, 2014

Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids March 31, 2014

Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds March 31, 2014

Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health March 27, 2014

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds March 27, 2014

Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart March 27, 2014

Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines March 19, 2014

Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

Keep Your Heart Healthy March 16, 2014

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study March 06, 2014

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes February 25, 2014

Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say February 24, 2014

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Taking Care of Your Heart February 15, 2014

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC February 12, 2014

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease February 11, 2014

Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study February 10, 2014

When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone

New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women February 06, 2014

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet February 04, 2014

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics February 04, 2014

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health January 24, 2014

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013 January 02, 2014

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says December 02, 2013

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans December 02, 2013

Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks November 20, 2013

Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health? November 18, 2013

In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money November 13, 2013

But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins November 13, 2013

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study November 07, 2013

But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC October 31, 2013

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health October 29, 2013

Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC October 24, 2013

However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say

Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult October 04, 2013

'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

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