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Statins beneficial for the heart, not just lowering cholesterol

Statins beneficial for the heart, not just lowering cholesterol

Statins beneficial for the heart, beyond just lowering cholesterol In recent years, statins have come under fire with indications side-effects from these drugs could potentially outweigh any benefits in low-risk patients. While several follow up studies showed the negative side-effects of statins to be relatively minimal compared to their benefits, new research has revealed that...

The Truth About Red Yeast Rice for Lowering Cholesterol

The Truth About Red Yeast Rice for Lowering Cholesterol

Red yeast rice supplements If you’re worried about high cholesterol or have already been diagnosed with it, you may be considering taking red yeast rice, a dietary supplement touted to lower cholesterol. Maybe you’re even thinking about taking red yeast rice pills instead of your prescription cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Red yeast rice supplements are popular:...

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Create Confusion

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Create Confusion

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Conflicting guidelines on statin use could leave about 9 million Americans unsure about treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers estimate that if all doctors followed the latest guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for the cholesterol-lowering drugs, the number of Americans aged 40 to 75...

What that energy drink can do to your body

What that energy drink can do to your body

(CNN)Energy drinks may be popular — the global energy drink market was worth $39 billion in 2013 and is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2021 — but they have gotten a bad rep among health experts. They “may pose danger to public health,” warns the World Health Organization. Children “should not consume” them, cautions...

Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Bad air may lower good cholesterol, increase heart disease

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as “good” cholesterol, reveals a study. Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution, is significantly associated with a lower “good” cholesterol level, showed the findings published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis,...

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

Natural ways to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol can be dangerous as it contributes to the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Hence, lowering cholesterol is highly advised. Sure, you can take statins to curb your levels, but for some people this is not enough to get healthy results. It’s important that even if you are on cholesterol-lowering...

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