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

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...

Intermediate HDL cholesterol levels may be best for longevity

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that maintaining an intermediate level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) may help people live longer.

Mid-range 'good' cholesterol levels associated with longer life

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.

Studies in humans and animals show link between GALNT2 gene and levels of HDL cholesterol

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Penn Researchers identify first-known humans with genetic mutations of GALNT2 and evaluate effects of these mutations on cholesterol and lipid levels.

Promoting regulatory T cell production may help control atherosclerosis

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In atherosclerosis, the buildup of cholesterol deposits in arteries poses a major risk for cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.

Study sheds light on link between cholesterol and diabetes

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The slight increase in risk of developing type 2 diabetes during statin treatment may actually be a consequence of having lowered cholesterol, rather than a direct effect of the drug, according to...

'Bad' cholesterol linked to poorer cognitive performance

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a link between the fluctuations of 'bad' cholesterol levels and a reduction in the cognitive ability of an elderly population.

Effect of cholesterol medicine on inflammatory diseases mapped

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defence system with regard to diseases such as...

Statins: could they decrease death risk in four most common cancers?

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

High cholesterol is linked to reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, researchers say, as they present their new study.

Butter not significantly linked to ill health, says study

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Saturated fats are bad for us, but maybe not in every case. Butter, it seems, may not increase the risk of CVD and may protect against diabetes.

Genetically inherited high cholesterol increases long-term risks of coronary heart disease and stroke

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease.

NICE green lights cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent (alirocumab) for NHS funding

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Sanofi has announced that the innovative cholesterol-lowering treatment Praluent® (alirocumab) has received Technology Appraisal Guidance (TAG) from the National Institute for Health and Care...

High blood sugar could mean lower risk of one type of brain tumor

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study finds women with high blood sugar have lower risk of benign tumors.In a surprising twist, benign brain tumors that have previously been tied to obesity and diabetes are less likely to...

Barley lowers not one but two types of 'bad cholesterol', review suggests

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of "bad cholesterol" associated with cardiovascular risk, a St. Michael's Hospital research paper has found.

Cholesterol production could drive resistance to anti-hormone treatment in patients with ER+ breast cancer - and statins might help

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In a new study published today in leading journal Breast Cancer Research, scientists at the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have...

Portion-controlled ready meals may encourage greater weight loss

Sun, 29 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Adults who ate portion-controlled, prepackaged meals twice daily for 3 months lost more weight than those who chose their own meals, a new study reveals.

Heart disease risk may be increased with air pollution exposure

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds greater average air pollution exposure over 3 months is linked to an increase in heart disease risk factors, such as higher cholesterol.