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Cholesterol is a fatty substance called a lipid that is important to aid the normal functionality of the body. Cholesterol is produced mainly by the liver but can also be found in foods. Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins which when combined

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Statin side effects are strongest predictor of failure to meet cholesterol targets

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive...

Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil may protect the heart

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective benefits of HDL 'good' cholesterol.

Very low levels of bad cholesterol well-tolerated in heart disease patients

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Heart disease patients taking PCSK9 inhibitors to achieve very low levels of cholesterol do not experience an increase in adverse events, including memory impairment or nervous system disorders...

Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side...

Atherosclerosis: Endogenous peptide lowers cholesterol

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cells of the innate immune system that play an important role in development of atherosclerosis contain a protein that reduces levels of cholesterol in mice - and thus helps to inhibit or mitigate...

Red cabbage microgreens could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that red cabbage microgreens - an immature form of red cabbage - was highly effective for lowering 'bad' cholesterol in mice.

Could statins reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

An observational study has uncovered a link between high use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, and lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Saturated fat may not increase heart disease risk after all

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The theory that saturated fat may be bad for people has been called into question. Now, research suggests that saturated fat might even be good for you.

Lowering cholesterol to 'levels of a new-born baby' cuts heart attack risk

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Reducing our cholesterol levels to those of a new-born baby significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research.

Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels.

Why raising good cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Good cholesterol is well associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk, but just raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels have produced disappointing results in recent clinical trials.

Amputation risks highest amongst poor and black PAD patients

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Poverty and black race are independently predictive of greater amputation risk among patients with narrowing of the blood vessels, or peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to preliminary...

Use of statins before cardiac arrest may aid survival afterwards

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the...

Moderate drinking may benefit 'good' cholesterol levels

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers find moderate alcohol intake - especially intake of beer and hard liquor - may slow the decline of 'good' low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Physically fit adults have lower statin-induced diabetes risk

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:00:00 PST

Being fit may protect those who take cholesterol-lowering statins from developing statin-induced Type 2 diabetes, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association's...

Raising 'good cholesterol' not as effective as lowering 'bad cholesterol'

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Low and very high levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol" are associated with a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes, according to a study in the Journal of the American...

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population.

High cholesterol triggers mitochondrial oxidative stress leading to osteoarthritis

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

New research suggests that mitochondria targeting antioxidants could be a viable treatment strategy for osteoarthritis before cartilage reaches a stage of complete degradation.

Personalized Medicine: Smart drug clears fat from liver and blood

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a 'smart' drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up.

Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have known for more than 50 years that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and thus reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose.

Are statins the best cholesterol-lowering drug? Study investigates

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have reviewed both statin and nonstatin therapies in an attempt to determine how they impact cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk.

Statins: 'Harms have been overestimated,' says review

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

An in-depth review into the health outcomes of statin therapy suggests the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh the risks.

Recently approved cholesterol medication not cost-effective; Could substantially increase U.S. health care costs

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PST

Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for...