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Cholesterol-lowering: Heart-healthy strategies

Cholesterol-lowering: Heart-healthy strategies

Cholesterol-lowering: Heart-healthy strategies High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is a major risk factor of heart disease and stroke. Abnormal levels of LDL cholesterol or HDL cholesterol can be treated, and the treatment for this, medics say, is through exercise, medication and maintaining a low-fat diet. WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL? Dr Francis Kazungu, a general practitioner...

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to improve survival after a decade

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to improve survival after a decade

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension after more than a decade, according to late breaking results from the ASCOT Legacy study presented today at ESC Congress 2018 and published in The Lancet. Dr Ajay K. Gupta, of the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London, UK,...

After Menopause, “Good Cholesterol” May Not Be Good

After Menopause, “Good Cholesterol” May Not Be Good

Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as “good cholesterol” – according to a 2018 study led by researchers in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published July 19th in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American...

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