Americans Using Statins In Record NumberThe number of Americans over 40 who take cholesterol-lowering drugs has climbed from around 20% in 2003 to around 28% in 2012.
Diet May Contribute To Dementia In Older WomenIn a study of older women, obesity, high blood pressure, and a low level of hdl, collectively labeled metabolic syndrome, were each associated with a 23% increased risk for cognitive impairment.
Tips For Lowering LipidsIf you want to lower your lipids through the diet the number one thing you can do is reduce your intake of saturated fats or trans fats.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult PopulationAre we a country that is relying too much on medications to help extend our lives? New guidelines recommend statin drugs for half the adult population.
Merck Recalling Combination Cholesterol DrugDrugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness.
The Common Sense DietI am often asked about common sense steps to help us eat the healthiest diets. Here are my 'common sense' tips.
Advances In The Battle Against Heart DiseaseGenetic research has led to advances in understanding and treating various forms of cancer but the latest news is in the battle against heart disease.
Study Finds Cholesterol Levels Improving In Young PeopleAccording to a ten-year study by the CDC, cholesterol levels have actually improved in this group. This news is in the face of news that the obesity epidemic is still a problem.
Father Can Pass Risk For Heart Disease To SonNew research indicates an increased risk for coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from father to son on the male Y chromosome.
Going Generic, Lipitor Could Lower More Than PriceThe drug is called "Atorvastatin," but you probably know it as Lipitor, and starting today it is going generic. More important, this could make big differences in lowering not only cholesterol but the very important element LDL or bad cholesterol.
Health: Popular Cholesterol Medication Is Set To Go Generic, Lowering The CostThe blockbuster cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor loses its patent tomorrow. So what does that mean for the millions of Americans who take it?