Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too muchof the wrong kindit starts to build up in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and red meat. Too much of the bad kind, LDL cholesterol, raises your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions. Low levels of the good kind, HDL cholesterol, can have the same effect.
Cholesterol Is Not Your EnemyYou can keep your cholesterol under control with diet and exercise, or with the right medication. Learn more about how cholesterol works and how you can keep your heart, mind, and body healthy by controlling cholesterol.
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests. Statins — drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor — have anti-inflammatory and cell self-destruction properties, and previous research has shown [...]
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) — You can reduce your risk of potentially deadly blood clots by following seven simple lifestyle steps, a new study suggests. The study included more than 30,000 people, aged 45 and older, who were followed for nearly five years. The participants’ heart health was rated based on how closely they followed [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are meeting diabetes care goals, but nearly half still aren’t achieving major targets for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, government health officials say. Just 14 percent of people with diabetes hit all the recommended health targets during the first decade of [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) — Many people who quit taking their cholesterol-lowering statin drugs because of side effects can successfully try again, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 100,000 Boston-area adults who started a statin drug, 17 percent stopped taking it because of side effects — most often, [...]
More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they’ll develop heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests.
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