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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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Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?



Can my HDL be too high?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When is high HDL cholesterol good, and is higher always better? Learn how to find the right balance along with some healthful ways to achieve high HDL.



Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits.



High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.



How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.



Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.



'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol.



Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.



Quitting statins after stroke may raise risk of another stroke

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients who stopped taking statin drugs three to six months after a first ischemic stroke, the type caused by narrowed arteries, had a higher risk of a having another stroke within a year...



Diet, cholesterol and lipoproteins explained in human terms

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Understanding cholesterol, lipoproteins, and the role diet has to play can be confusing. In this article we look at the science behind cholesterol and diet



Could insufficient sleep be adding centimeters to your waistline?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.



Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events.



Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks?



The health and beauty benefits of grapeseed oil

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. It is used as a beauty treatment, and it may be a healthy alternative to vegetable oil in cooking.



Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...



Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.



Natural remedies for high cholesterol levels

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of lifestyle changes and natural supplements that help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.



Statins: How safe are they?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The adverse effects of taking statins have repeatedly been under the spotlight. However, are these fears unfounded? MNT take a look at statin safety.



Foods to avoid with high cholesterol

Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Too much cholesterol in the arteries can block blood flow, leading to serious issues. Learn about cholesterol, fats, and cholesterol-friendly foods.



Statins: no increase in muscle-related side effects in patients who are unaware they are taking the drug, analysis finds

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

When patients were unaware they were taking statins there was no reported increase in muscle-related symptoms.



'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution may be associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.



Avocados can help to treat metabolic syndrome, says review

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new review concludes that avocados may help to treat metabolic syndrome by tackling a number of risk factors for the condition, such as high cholesterol.



More evidence that statins could prevent blood clots in the veins

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce" the occurrence of blood clotting in certain parts of the body.



What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol. How do they affect the body? How can you manage high cholesterol?



Does boosting "good" cholesterol really improve your health?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new review addresses the mysteries behind "good" HDL cholesterol and why boosting its levels does not necessarily provide protection from cardiovascular risk for patients.