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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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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.

A-fib with RVR: Information, treatment, and management

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the most common rhythm disorder of the heart, including how to reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure.

Study suggests new drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterol

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.

Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes in older women

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds that taking statins is linked to a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in older women - with risk increasing with dose.

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

According to current estimates, 20 to 25 million Americans have or will develop gallstones, representing almost 15% of adults.

Younger heart attack patients more likely to have low 'good' cholesterol vs. elevated 'bad' cholesterol

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Men under 45 years old and women under 50 years old who suffer a heart attack are far more likely to have abnormally low good cholesterol than elevated bad cholesterol, according to research...

SLU researchers study a new way to lower LDL cholesterol

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a paper published in Biochemical Pharmacology, Saint Louis University researchers examined the way a nuclear receptor called REV-ERB is involved in regulating cholesterol metabolism.

Cholesterol levels: What they mean and keeping them healthy

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different kinds of cholesterol, what different factors affect cholesterol, and when to see a doctor.

Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline.

Pure hypercholesterolemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about pure hypercholesterolemia, including the risk factors, possible complications, and how it may be diagnosed.

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

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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