Navigation Links
For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds
Date:12/28/2010

using cholesterol-lowering drugs won't necessarily help a person who hopes to avoid heart disease.

British researchers who pooled and re-analyzed data from 11 cardiovascular studies found that taking statins did not reduce cardiac deaths among people who had not developed heart disease.

The finding has been questioned, however, by some medical experts, who note that the research did find an overall reduction in cholesterol levels linked to statin use. "I have to tell you that belies a lot of the other science," Bufalino said of the study.

High cholesterol is strongly connected to cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day -- an average of one death every 38 seconds.

Cholesterol, which is a waxy substance, occurs naturally in the human body. In fact, the body produces about 75 percent of the cholesterol needed to perform important tasks, which include building cell walls, creating hormones, processing vitamin D and producing bile acids that digest fats, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The other 25 percent of a person's cholesterol is ingested in foods that are eaten.

But many people's diets include the wrong type of cholesterol. They eat foods loaded with saturated fats or trans fats, which increase levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the bloodstream.

LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, forms plaques on the sides of artery walls, narrowing the arteries and forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Saturated fats are found in most animal products, and trans fats are found in processed foods that contain hydrogenated oils.

But other foods are rich in "good" cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. It acts as the bloodstream's garbage truck by rounding up and hauling off some of the bad cholesterol.

These days, it's
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Woman Struggles to Control Cholesterol
2. Chronic high cholesterol diet produces brain damage
3. Experimental Drug Raises Good Cholesterol Levels in Early Trial
4. Scientists Find Way to Boost Good Cholesterol in Mice
5. Cholesterol on Eyelids Might Point to Heart Risk
6. High Cholesterol in Middle Age May Not Raise Dementia Risk for Women
7. Adding monounsaturated fats to a low-cholesterol diet can further improve levels
8. Cholesterol-lowering drug shrinks enlarged prostates in hamster model
9. Better cholesterol drugs may follow Saint Louis University researchers breakthrough
10. Cholesterol drug may have role in treating prostate cancer
11. Compounds in non-stick cookware may be associated with elevated cholesterol in children and teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds
(Date:9/2/2015)... Newark, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) donated $11,000 to ... initial $5,000 donation to the foundation at the start of The Barclays, Horizon BCBSNJ ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... The Hydration ... allopathic medicine, opens its second location this week at 31542 S. Coast Hwy, ... feet of lounge space for patients to relax while receiving safe and effective ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Appleton, WI (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 ... ... Midwest, Cypress Benefit Administrators is taking action after seeing a significant ... The TPA’s Argus Claim Review division has found many cases of OON ASCs ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... KS (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... Amada ... its newest office in Kansas – its Johnson County location. Amada franchise ... healthcare. Mike has a registered nurse background and spent over 20 years in medical ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... imaging, content, records and case management solutions and services to both government and ... Image Re-sizing and Image Clean-up utility for IBM’s Datacap document capture platform. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 2Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 3Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 2Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 3Health News:The Hydration Room Opens New Location In Laguna Beach, California 4Health News:TPA Cracks Down on Forbidden Tactics Used by Out-of-Network Surgical Centers 2Health News:TPA Cracks Down on Forbidden Tactics Used by Out-of-Network Surgical Centers 3Health News:Amada Senior Care Expands to Greater Kansas City 2Health News:EDAC Systems, Inc. announces a new version of its Image Enhancement and Image Re-Sizing utility EDAC’s PurePAGE® 2Health News:EDAC Systems, Inc. announces a new version of its Image Enhancement and Image Re-Sizing utility EDAC’s PurePAGE® 3
... ... market with the release of their new ReActive™ Court Surface. , ... Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 7, 2010 -- ... primary advantage of the new system is its adherence to metric standards, while still utilizing ...
... translates to success on playing field, author says , FRIDAY. ... odds of becoming a professional athlete, a new study suggests. ... League (AFL) players and found that many were born in ... born in the later months. , The Australian school year ...
... ... offering plastic surgery in Phoenix . For women who are interested in enhancing the ... with breast implants. , ... AZ (Vocus) February 6, 2010 -- Over the course of his career, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub ...
... ... Possibilities And Cost Savings for the Funeral Home , ... Waunakee, WI (PRWEB) February 6, 2010 -- When you are saying ... At today’s funerals, you might hear the buzzword “personalization” but you might not be sure ...
... CHICAGO, Ill. (February 6, 2010) In a study to ... annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Chicago, researchers will ... of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in ... rare and affects only six to seven out of every ...
... ... their Creams N, Lotions Facebook page or followers of their Twitter handle, @100sheabutter. Five randomly ... , ... 5, 2010 -- Reforma Group is announcing a special Valentine,s Day giveaway to fans of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SnapSports Releases ReActive Court Surfacing For The International Sports Market 2Health News:Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes? 2Health News:Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for Me? Arizona Breast Surgeon Discusses Various Breast Procedures 2Health News:Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for Me? Arizona Breast Surgeon Discusses Various Breast Procedures 3Health News:Frazer Consultants Riding the New Wave in Funeral Home Stationery 2Health News:Study finds higher risk of stillbirth in women with fibroids 2Health News:Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Keep Your Skin Soft & Naughty Gift Basket Giveaway 2
(Date:9/2/2015)...  MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ), an ... therapies for cancer, today announced results for its fiscal ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133834 "Despite a challenging ... with how the Company is positioned entering fiscal year ... and Chief Executive Officer of MEI Pharma. "While we ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... LAVAL, Quebec , Sept. 2, 2015  Valeant ... VRX) today announced that its affiliate has entered into ... USA , Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG ... to the upfront cash payment, Synergetics stockholders will receive ... if specified sales milestones are achieved following the closing.  ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. ... for the treatment of chronic pain, announced today that ... both the FBR Second Annual Healthcare Conference and BioCentury ... FBR Second Annual Healthcare Conference Date:  ... Boston No presentation, investor meetings only ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 2MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 3MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 4MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 5MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 6MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 7Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Acquire Synergetics USA 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Acquire Synergetics USA 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Acquire Synergetics USA 4Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Acquire Synergetics USA 5Relmada Therapeutics to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... 2011 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued safety ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) a wart and mole remover ... as a "sexual enhancer" a diabetes medicine that carries an ... a child,s IQ when taken by the mother while pregnant ...
... July 25, 2011 Waters Corporation (NYSE: ... for increasing clinical laboratory efficiencies including the first ... of everolimus (Certican®). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/NE31586LOGO) ... these exciting new products. MassTrak™ ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: June 2011 2Waters Showcases ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC and Mass Spectrometry (UPLC/MS) Tools for Increasing Laboratory Efficiency at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting 2Waters Showcases ACQUITY UltraPerformance LC and Mass Spectrometry (UPLC/MS) Tools for Increasing Laboratory Efficiency at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting 3
Coat-A-Count PAP IRMA,is an immunoradiometric assay designed,for the quantitative measurement of,prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in,serum. It is intended strictly for in vitro,diagnostic u...
For in vitro diagnostic use,with the IMMULITE 2000 Analyzer for,the quantitative measurement of prostatic,acid phosphatase (PAP) in serum, as an,aid in patient management....
Abbott offers an array of both in-vitro and molecular diagnostic tests for the detection and monitoring of cancerous conditions in patients....
For the quantitative measurement of human prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in human serum....
Medicine Products: