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Most With Very High Cholesterol Missing Out on Right Meds

Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 – Less than 40 percent of American adults with extremely high cholesterol levels get the medications they should, a new study finds. Researchers examined federal government data to assess rates of awareness, screening and the use of cholesterol-lowering statins among adults aged 20 and older with extremely high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. The investigators also looked ...

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 – Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. "Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for hearing loss prevention – it may also impact blood pressure and cholesterol," said Dr. John Howard, director of the U.S. National Institute for ...

Health Tip: Suggestions to Improve Your Cholesterol

Posted 14 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- You should check your cholesterol at least every five years, or more often if there's a problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says. Your blood sugar and blood pressure could influence your cholesterol levels, the association says, so a person with diabetes should pay particular attention to these risk factors. The ADA offers these tips to help lower your cholesterol: If you smoke, ...

High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 – In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly. People aged 85 to 94 with good brain function whose cholesterol was above normal had a 32 percent lower risk for mental decline over the next 10 years compared with people aged 75 to 84, who had a 50 percent higher risk ...

Heart-Healthy 'DASH' Diet May Also Help Lower Depression Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may lower your risk of depression, new research suggests. "Making a lifestyle change – such as changing your diet – is often preferred over taking medications, so we wanted to see if diet could be an effective way to reduce the risk of depression," said study author Dr. Laurel Cherian, who's with Rush University ...

Impotence Among Heart Patients Not the Fault of Meds, Study Finds

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Worried that the drugs you're taking to lower cholesterol or blood pressure might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction? That's not likely, a new Canadian study suggests. The study involved about 2,000 men who were taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a blood pressure-lowering medication, or both. The statin the men took was Crestor (rosuvastatin), and ...

Pill Combo May Do More to Reduce Stroke Risk

Posted 25 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 – A special combination of cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering pills may be best at cutting the odds of stroke for people at high risk, new research shows. Taking daily doses of two blood pressure medications and a cholesterol-lowering drug reduced first-time strokes by 44 percent among people at risk for heart disease, researchers found. The combination worked ...

FDA Approves Amgen's Repatha (evolocumab) to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that following priority review of its supplemental Biologics License Application, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Repatha (evolocumab) as the first PCSK9 inhibitor to prevent heart attacks, strokes and coronary revascularizations in adults with established cardiovascular disease.1 "We ...

Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods. There are two kinds of cholesterol: "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Too much "bad" cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor may order a ...

Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead. You'll feel fuller after switching out highly processed white grains for whole-grain alternatives, a new study from Denmark contends. Plus, you'll likely lose a little bit of weight and have reduced inflammation. Those changes could be helpful in preventing or ...

The 411 on High Triglycerides

Posted 25 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 – Cholesterol might get all the attention on test results, but triglycerides are also part of the picture of good health. They're a type of fat that travels through your bloodstream. Your body gets triglycerides from fats in the foods you eat and also makes them from other types of foods, like carbohydrates. As with cholesterol, triglyceride levels are measured in ...

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 – When it comes to exercise, can you get too much of a good thing? Possibly, suggests a new study that found white men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of developing plaque build-up in their arteries. No such elevated risk was seen among either black men or women. Plaque build-up is a critical warning sign for possible future heart ...

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 – While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, smoking and drug abuse have all been on the rise in stroke patients over recent years, the study authors said. The ...

Tasty Ways to Get More Fiber

Posted 29 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 – You probably know that it's a good idea to eat more fiber. But do you know why? Fiber is found in plant-based foods. It adds volume to your diet, but passes through the intestines quickly because the body can't digest it. That's why fiber can make you feel full faster and prevent constipation. It may also help lower your cholesterol level and reduce your risk for heart ...

Can You 'Om' Your Way to a Healthy Heart?

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – Meditation may help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, released Thursday, also noted that a healthy lifestyle and medicines to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other heart threats are the most effective ways to prevent heart disease. "Although studies of ...

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