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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

It is not high levels of cholesterol but low levels that are making news. Recent reports are indicating that Low levels of Cholesterol maybe linked to depression and violent behavior. A new study shows that men with relatively low cholesterol levels were up to seven times more likely to report symptoms of severe depression. Edward Suarez, PhD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C....

A better way to measure cholesterol

Measuring cholesterol levels is becoming an increasingly important part of a medical check. Generally, it is assumed that high density lipoprotein (HDL, or 'good' cholesterol) levels should be high, and low density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'bad' cholesterol) low. .. .. At Johns Hopkins University in the US, researchers believe that it is important to measure non-HDL cholesterol too. This...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

According to a twin study reveals that cholesterol levels are controlled by both genes and dietary factors. People with high blood cholesterol are often advised to go on a low-fat diet - or to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. It's known that reducing fat intake can reduce cholesterol levels. But there is also a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) which leads to high chole...

Frequent meals can reduce cholesterol

According to a new study eating frequently is linked to lower blood cholesterol concentrations...When people reflect upon a healthy diet, they are normally thinking about what more than how often they have a meal. Some people eat no breakfast, they may skip lunch and then eat everything they can lay their hands on for supper. Others 'graze' through the day, while some people stick to three meals...

Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol

A person's cholesterol levels may depend not only on what he or she eats, but also how often. The Researchers found that middle-aged and older adults who ate frequently throughout the day had lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels compared with those who tended to down one or two large meals per day. This was despite the fact that the frequent eaters, on average, had a higher calorie and fat intake....

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

Nutrition researchers at Kansas State University have published the first evidence that the absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, the lecithin...The research was done by Sund I. Koo, Yonghzhi Jiang and Sang K. Noh. A peer-reviewed research paper by the three researchers, “Egg phosphatidylcholine decreses the lymphatic absorption of cholesterol in rats,” as in the J...

Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol

According to researchers in France, doing regular exercise can improve a person's cholesterol levels, step aerobics may give a particular boost to the "good" HDL cholesterol that protects against heart diseases,their small study showed that although both step aerobics and traditional,// step-less aerobics classes improved women's overall cholesterol, only the steppers saw their HDL rise. ....A....

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

Many more relatively young people will probably be prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs as a result of guidelines issued last year, but a new study cautions that the effects of those medications in that age group aren't well understood. Under the 1993 National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines, about 15 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 79 would have// been considered candidate...

High Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s diseas

Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events or familiar tasks. How rapidly it advances varies from person to// person, but the disease eventually leads to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more difficult as the disease progresses. ....Having high cholesterol appears to b...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

According to researchers at the Erasmus University Hospital, a common cholesterol fighting drug, a statin called Lescol or fluvastatin, can reduce the risk of heart complications by up to 20 percent for about 1 million American each year. "This reduction in major heart events -- such as dying of heart disease or suffering another heart attack is quite impressive," said Dr. Patrick Serruys,// prof...

Gene variation simulates cholesterol response to oestrogen

According to a new study shows that women with a specific gene variant have a dramatic increase in 'good' cholesterol when they take oestrogen.// Previous research suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might protect women from heart disease. Now doctors at Forest University have discovered a strong genetic influence in how a woman's cholesterol profile responds to HRT. ....An analysis...

Cholesterol lowering drugs increase neuropathy risk

According to a new study taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called 'statins' could elevate the risk of peripheral neuropathy. Previous research has shown the benefits of statins, drugs that lower cholesterol levels. However, researchers in Texas now reveal that the drugs might// increase their risk of peripheral neuropathy, a condition marked by weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet...

Women are at risk with raised cholesterol

According to researchers, American women who are health have increased risk of stroke due to elevated cholesterol. Much of the research on risk factors for heart disease and stroke has concentrated on men. Now doctors at Columbia University report on how cholesterol and other factors// impacts women's risk of stroke. They looked at over 20,000 women with no history of heart attack, chest pain or...

Functional foods reduce cholesterol

According to a new research, a daily dose of a soybean nutrient in ground beef can lower total cholesterol and the "bad", or LDL, cholesterol levels in young men. Functional foods are foods that have a health benefit beyond just supplying essential nutrients. //There has been a trend of adding value to foods that we already eat to make us healthier. For example, Benecol Spread is a margarine that...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

Researchers from Michigan State University had reported in the latest edition of Clinical Cardiology that cholesterol deposits could cause bursting of arterial walls that may lead to heart attacks, stroke or any number of cardiovascular diseases.// ....The study finds that cholesterol that has built up along the wall of an artery and crystallized from a liquid to a solid state can expand and then...

Almonds Improve Cholesterol

According to a new study, one handful of almonds a day may improve your cholesterol. Previous research has shown eating nuts can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by lowering cholesterol.// However, eating more nuts also increases calories, so nuts are generally not recommended for people who need to restrict calories. Researchers from Canada, conducted a study to determine if almonds can...

Exercise has a undeniable effect on cholesterol

According to a new study, doing exercise improves your cholesterol profile, even in the absence of weight loss. Researchers from Duke University have shown how exercise affects the level of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol in the body.// Cholesterol is transported throughout the body attached to protein molecules, the combination being known as lipoprotein. High levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL...

Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also

According to a new study it is observed that statins reduce the risk of heart attack in older people. Long-term treatment with statins lowers cholesterol// levels and so lowers the risk of heart disease. This has been shown to be the case in middle-aged people, but the benefits for the elderly have not been so clear. ....Researchers at the University of Glasgow have assessed the benefit of treat...

Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant

According to a new study, there is a large survival benefit in taking cholesterol-lowering drugs after a heart transplant. Researchers in Munich have studied the effect of taking simvastatin soon after a heart transplant. //They looked at a group of 72 patients who had had heart transplants from 1992. Of these, 32 took the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin four days after treatment, while the...

Discovering cholesterol-absorbing genes

According to researchers in a recent study on both mice and humans are showing why some people absorb more cholesterol into their body than others. Did you know that if you eat a fatty meal or snack - a fried egg sandwich, say, //or a doughnut - the amount of cholesterol you absorb is strongly influenced by your genes. Experts know that high cholesterol is linked to heart disease, and that a high...

New Cholesterol gene linked to Alzheimer's

The findings of a new study published in January's Archives of Neurology suggests that a new gene called CYP46 may play a role in some cases of Alzheimer's disease. A variation in the gene, which is involved in the production of an enzyme that helps break down excess cholesterol in the brain, may result in the buildup of cholesterol and a gummy protein// called beta amyloid, in the brain. ....Ear...

Treatment for cholesterol-related illnesses likely with the discovery of receptor in mice

Researchers have reported in the February issue of PNAS that understanding and treating cholesterol-related illnesses in humans may now be easier with the discovery of a receptor in the cells of mice that protects them from toxins. Researchers discovered the receptor during a study of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX), a rare and often fatal disorder caused by excessive cholesterol metabolites...

Cardiac events better treated with intense cholesterol-lowering regime

Investigators from the Weatherhead P.E.T. Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis in Houston, Texas, United States, have suggested in a new study that intense lifestyle changes plus pharmacologic lipid treatment reduces myocardial perfusion abnormalities and cardiac events to a greater extent than usual-care cholesterol lowering drugs. They studied 409 patients with coronary artery//...

Children’s Cholesterol Matter

A new study shows young children with high cholesterol levels are more likely to develop high cholesterol in later childhood and adulthood. Researchers studied the eating habits and cholesterol levels of nearly 450 preschool children for about five years. The children were examined by doctors and had their HDL, or good cholesterol, and LDL, or bad cholesterol, measured periodically. ....Results o...

Tea Pill Lowers Cholesterol

A new study out of Vanderbilt University shows cholesterol-lowering effects from a pill formulated with extracts from green tea. The study is the first placebo-controlled clinical trial to confirm the cholesterol-lowering properties of tea in humans. ....Studies of large populations have suggested drinking tea has health benefits that include lower levels of LDL, or bad, cholesterol. Studies conf...

Almonds Help Lower Cholesterol

If you're looking to lower your cholesterol, eating a handful of almonds might do the trick. New research shows a diet that consists of healthy foods, including almonds, may be as effective in lowering cholesterol as certain drugs. ....Researchers say incorporating almonds into one's diet might help to moderately lower cholesterol levels. "The easiest substitutions to try might include a snack of...

Cholesterol is the Key

A new study finds the majority of the public still does not know cholesterol can lead to early death. In order to save lives, the American Heart Association believes the public has to know high cholesterol is dangerous. Their new study finds physicians, overall, need to improve the educational process. ....Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While death rates from he...

Cholesterol drugs improve strange heart problem

Drugs that are commonly used to lower cholesterol levels appear to improve a mysterious type of heart disease with an unknown cause. ....The disease, known as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), results in an enlarged heart that doesn't pump properly. Unlike the most common type of heart disease, IDC is not due to a blockage of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. Although less common...

Herb 'does not lower cholesterol'

Scientists say there is no evidence to support claims that a popular herbal supplement reduces cholesterol. They have suggested that guggul may actually increase cholesterol rather than lower it. Guggul extract has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years. ....Besides its supposed impact on cholesterol, there have been claims that it protects against heart disease, stroke...

Black tea said to lower cholesterol

Cholesterol is distributed in the body attached to proteins called lipoproteins. Studies suggest that high levels of HDL cholesterol reduce the risk of a heart attack, while high levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk.// ..Possible health benefits are among several factors that have helped boost tea consumption in the last decade. Consumers also have been flooded with newer shapes, sizes and...

Evening,the best time to take Cholesterol Drug

New research confirms at least one common statin may be most effective when taken at night as opposed to the morning. Statins are drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol.// ..Researchers from England studied 83 patients who were taking either 10 milligrams or 20 milligrams of simvastatin, otherwise known as Zocor. They were taking the drug for primary or secondary prevention of coronary heart disea...

Cholesterol Drugs Prevent Breast Cancer

New research shows the same drugs you take to lower cholesterol may help protect against breast cancer.// ....Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh followed more than 7,500 women ages 65 years and older for more than seven years. Results of the study show more than 3 percent of women who did not use cholesterol-lowering drugs developed breast cancer, while 2.1 percent of women who used st...

Drug to Lower Cholesterol Underused

Despite the health benefits of drugs that lower cholesterol levels, research shows they remain underused.// ..Lipid-lowering drugs can be started when a patient is in the hospital or at a follow-up appointment with a doctor. Researchers from Cleveland Clinic Foundation looked at the relationship between when lipid-lowering therapy is started during a hospital stay vs. in an outpatient setting an...

Cholesterol-lowering drug Found To greatly Reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack

Heart failure is a chronic but deadly condition caused by the heart's inability to pump efficiently.//It gradually enlarges as it becomes weaker and weaker. In a recent study it was seen that heart failure patients who took statins ( work by reducing inflammation, helping to better control the heart ventricles, or by decreasing an overactive sympathetic nervous system )were 55 percent...

New Treatment To Raise Good Cholesterol

Researchers say there could be a new way to help prevent heart disease. Recent research shows the drug torcetrapib could help // increase high-density lipoprotein levels, also known as good cholesterol. Statins have helped improve the outcomes of patients at risk for heart disease. They are commonly used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. ..One potential therapeutic targe...

Weather Found To Play An Important Role In Cholesterol Levels

A new study shows cholesterol levels may be higher in colder months. So if you’re worried about your cholesterol levels, you might want to // go get them checked now rather than wait till the fall or winter. ..Researchers examined the issue in a study involving about 500 otherwise healthy men and women. All the participants had their cholesterol checked on a quarterly basis over the year. Average...

Almonds found To Be Effective In Lowering Cholesterol

New research shows a diet that consists of healthy foods, including almonds, may be as effective in lowering cholesterol as certain drugs. Researchers say incorporating almonds // into one’s diet might help to moderately lower cholesterol levels. The easiest substitutions to try might include a snack of almonds instead of popcorn, pretzels or potato chips. ..Researchers from Toronto studied a gr...

Almonds As Effective As Certain Drugs In Lowering Cholesterol

New research shows a diet that consists of healthy foods, including almonds, may be as effective in lowering cholesterol as certain drugs. Researchers say incorporating almonds // into one’s diet might help to moderately lower cholesterol levels. The easiest substitutions to try might include a snack of almonds instead of popcorn, pretzels or potato chips. ..Researchers studied a group of people...

Cholesterol Drug Found To Slow Alzheimer’s Progressio

New research shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs may slow mental decline and improve symptoms of depression in Alzheimer’s patients. // ..A small pilot study was conducted to test the drug on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease . 46 patients were followed for one year, twenty-five of the patients took the cholesterol-lowering drug, and the remaining 21 patients received a place...

Using Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Effectively

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say Lipid-lowering drugs can be started when a patient is in the hospital // or at a follow-up appointment with a doctor. ..Researchers looked at the relationship between when lipid-lowering therapy is started during a hospital stay vs. in an outpatient setting and its long-term use. Patients from 69 centers in the United States and Canada were inv...
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