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High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife even levels considered only borderline elevated significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in F...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife - even levels considered only borderline elevated - significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente...

VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Highlighted in Groundbreaking Book on Longevity

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test recently gained the honor of being a component in one of nine steps to a longer life. TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever (Rodale, 2009) by anti-aging authority Terry Grossman, M.D., and world-renowned futurist Ray...

Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say,, TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty genes that play major roles in controlling cholesterol within cells have been identified by German researchers, who said that some of the genes may play a role in heart disease r...

Kardea Enhances Medical Nutrition System for Cholesterol Lowering

Kardea Nutrition LLC enhances it system for natural cholesterol lowering with the introduction of Fiber Plus with Plant Sterols , a unique blend of nutrients proven to lower cholesterol. Hamden, Conn (PRWEB) May 4, 2009 -- Kardea Nutrition LLC enhances it system fo...

Vitamin D Linked to HDL Cholesterol - Shaklee Corporation Research Links Vitamin D with Key Biomarkers for Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Research supported by Shaklee Corporation, the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., shows that a lower blood vitamin D level is associated with metabolic syndrome and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study results are cu...

Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk

Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who have suffered a stroke can significantly reduce the odds of a second stroke or a heart attack by controlling their blood pressure and cholesterol, new research shows...

PDAs, more education help doctors follow cholesterol treatment guidelines

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that patients with high cholesterol receive better care when physicians use a variety of tools to learn and apply a clinical practice guideline for treating the condition. The study, published ...

New Study Shows Fish Oil Improves Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish oil given to professional football players has proven to be effective for improving cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the January/February 2009 issue of Sports Health, A Multidisciplinary Approach . The patented fish oil...

Cheerios(R) Can Help Reduce Cholesterol 10 Percent in One Month

Clinical Study Results Presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented today at the Experimental Biology Meeting revealed Cheerios can help lower cholesterol by 10 percent in one month. The study, which was conducted and p...

Acetaminophen, Cholesterol Drugs May Help Fight Stroke

Statins could help prevent attack, while painkiller might minimize damage, studies find TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies find that acetaminophen and statins can be of great benefit in either preventing or treating stroke. In the first study, statin use seemed t...

CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

Results reflect impact of pediatric obesity epidemic and evolving approach to treatment of co-morbidities WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) published today in the April 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , fou...

Cheerios(R) Angel de mi Corazon Awards $25,000 to Those Who Fight Heart Disease and High Cholesterol in Hispanic Communities Across the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Five local organizations and individuals committed to the fight against heart disease and high cholesterol in Hispanic communities were awarded 2009 Cheerios Angel de mi Corazon grants to continue on their mission. Chosen from a winning pool of nomination...

MSU researcher links cholesterol crystals to cardiovascular attacks

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- For the first time ever, a Michigan State University researcher has shown cholesterol crystals can disrupt plaque in a patient's cardiovascular system, causing a heart attack or stroke. The findings by a team led by George Abela, chief of the cardiology division in MSU's...

Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- The tightest control of the major risk factors for heart disease seems to provide the greatest protection against cardiovascular trouble, a new study shows. And so the...

Spoonfuls of Strawberries Help the Cholesterol Go Down

Evidence Continues to Mount For Strawberry Nutrition Benefits WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of Americans now in hot pursuit of super foods that improve health and longevity, the latest research results on strawberries are right on time. A new study published in ...

Diabetes and Elevated Levels of Cholesterol Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Linked to Increased Cognitive Decline only in Alzheimer's Patients who carry the APOE-µ4 Gene - Previously Implicated in Late-Onset Disease New York -- A history of diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol,...

Largest Study to Date Compares Cholesterol Treatment in HIV Patients & Patients Without HIV Infection

OAKLAND, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine has found that cholesterol medications can work well among certain HIV patients who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Though HIV patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disea...

Hypertension & cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River

This press release is available in French . Montreal, January 26, 2009 A study conducted by Universit de Montral researchers on downstream and upstream water from the Montreal wastewater treatment plant has revealed the presence of chemotherapy products and certain hypertension and cholest...

Most heart attack patients' cholesterol levels did not indicate cardiac risk

A new national study has shown that nearly 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national cholesterol guidelines. Specifically, these patients had low-densi...

Synthetic HDL: A new weapon to fight cholesterol problems

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Buttery Christmas cookies, eggnog, juicy beef roast, rich gravy and creamy New York-style cheesecake. Happy holiday food unfortunately can send blood cholesterol levels sky high. Northwestern University scientists now offer a promising new weapon -- synthetic high-density lip...

FDA Backs Cholesterol Drug Vytorin

Review says it lowered bad cholesterol more effectively than Zocor THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- After nearly a year of review, U.S. health officials said Thursday that they supported the continued use of the controversial cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. The U.S. Food and ...

Study Shows Fish Oils Dramatically Improve Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

Researchers have firmly established that supplementing a diet with fish oil can improve health and cholesterol levels, however, new research published in the inaugural edition of Sports Health: An Multidisciplinary Approach highlights the effects of the omega fish oil on professional athletes. ...

(Multimedia Version): Abbott Receives FDA Approval for TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid), First and Only Fibrate Indicated for Use in Combination With a Statin for Cholesterol Management

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott's TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid) delayed-release capsules for use along with diet to help lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and to raise HDL cholesterol in patients with...

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid), First and Only Fibrate Indicated for Use in Combination With a Statin for Cholesterol Management

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott's TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid) delayed-release capsules for use along with diet to help lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and to raise HDL cholesterol in patients with...

11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified

Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- An international research team that screened the genes of more than 40,000 people has identified 11 more regions that govern levels of blood fats such as LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. "Thes...

Statin Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke Rates in Patients With Normal Cholesterol but Elevated C-Reactive Protein

Study highlights: - In a randomized, double-blind study of 17,802 patients with LDL "bad" cholesterol < 130 and C-reactive protein (hsCRP) greater than or equal to 2, those given rosuvastatin over a media of 1.9 years had 31 heart attacks and 33 strokes compared to 68 and 64, respectively, i...

Lipid Association Responds to New Cholesterol Guidelines for Children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued its recommendation on July 7 regarding the treatment of children with high cholesterol, it generated a strong response from the community of medical professionals and patients. The National Lipid A...

Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says MONDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- In a further concession to the impact of the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States, a leading group of pediatricians is recommending that kids as young as 8 years old b...

Gene variants linked to metabolic syndrome and HDL cholesterol levels

June 17, 2008 -- Nutrition researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified five common genetic variations that increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of factors linked to heart disease and diabetes. Another variant they found appeared to protect again...

Nutrition 21 Launches Iceland Health(R) Cholesterol Health and Iceland Health(R) Joint Relief Plus SLEEP Support

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI ), a developer and marketer of nutritional supplements that help consumers manage blood sugar levels, improve cardiovascular health, enhance memory and address chronic joint pain today introduced two new additio...

Blood cholesterol levels predict risk of heart disease due to hormone therapy

A new analysis of a subgroup of participants in the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy clinical trials suggests that healthy, postmenopausal women whose blood cholesterol levels are normal or lower are not at increased, short-term risk for heart attack when taking hormone therapy. In p...

Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Condition can lead to heart attack and stroke, researchers note TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of LDL cholesterol "packets" that have undergone oxidation are associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that can le...

AUA 2008: Low cholesterol leads to lower PSA

ORLANDO, FL, May 21, 2008 Managing your cholesterol may also help you manage your prostate- specific antigen (PSA) level. Data presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association explored the relationship between low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ...

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels not only are bad for your heart, they may also harm your eyesight, a new report suggests. The two conditions appear ...

High Cholesterol in Your 40s Increases Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with high cholesterol in their early 40s are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with low cholesterol, according to research that will be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meetin...

Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimer's Risk Factors

Behaviors in midlife can have an impact decades later, studies suggest WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking, heavy smoking and high cholesterol levels in midlife are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease in later years, news research shows. The apparent...

Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Its ability to stabilize blood-brain barrier may play role in neurological therapies WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A little caffeine every day could offer some protection from Alzheimer's disease for people with high cholesterol. Rabbits given the daily caffeine equivalent...

Pieces coming together in Parkinson's, cholesterol puzzle

CHAPEL HILL In 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers published a study that found people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson's disease than people with high LDL levels. But that study could not answer the question of whether low LDL (low...

Premature Delivery Linked to High Cholesterol in Moms Later

Finding may explain reasons for higher risk of heart disease in these mothers,,,, FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Giving birth early seems to increase a woman's risk of having high cholesterol later, a new study shows. And that raises the chances of heart disease even further d...
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