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High Cholesterol Levels In Younger Years Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Monday, August 20th, 2018

It’s an established and well-known fact that high levels of LDL cholesterol (also called bad cholesterol) increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Most people don’t worry much about cholesterol till they get older, but a new study suggests that it is necessary to take preventive measures much earlier. In this study the researchers have […]

Very High or Low Levels of HDL Linked to Increased Risk of Infectious Diseases

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

According to a new study, both high and low levels of good cholesterol might be bad for our health. These findings question the conventional belief that more of good cholesterol is better for us. In this study, the researchers noted that when HDL cholesterol (commonly known as good cholesterol) is present in high or low […]

Extremely High HDL Cholesterol Levels Can Be Harmful

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The age-old wisdom of too much of everything is bad applies to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) too, also known as good cholesterol. According to new research, when HDL is present in extremely high proportion, it does more harm than good. Cholesterol, as you would know, are two types: HDL and LDL cholesterol. It is widely believed […]

Handful of Almonds a Day Might Help Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Eating almonds regularly is good for your heart in two ways, according to a new study. The researchers noted that an almond inclusive diet improves HDL cholesterol and its function. HDL cholesterol, also known as the good cholesterol, helps increase HDL levels.  However, that’s not at all. Almonds also boost the function of the good […]

Lack of Sleep Might Lower good cholesterol count

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Earlier studies had hinted at a possible link between lack of sleep and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A recent study offers a possible explanation for this. According to it, lack of sleep negatively affects cholesterol levels. The authors of the new study found that sleep deprivation triggered changes in those genes which play a […]

Amgen’s Repatha approved for high LDL cholesterol treatment

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication that can treatment high LDL cholesterol. The approved drug is evolocumab (brand name Repatha) from pharmaceutical firm Amgen. Repatha is the second drug in a new class of drugs to treat cholesterol medication called an injectable PCSK9 inhibitor. The drug has been approved […]

FDA approves alirocumab to treat high cholesterol

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called alirocumab (brand name Praluent) from Sanofi-Aventis to treat high levels of cholesterol. This is the first injectable cholesterol medication in its class. John Jenkins, director of the Office of New Drugs at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA, said, “Praluent provides […]

Untreated high cholesterol a problem among US Hispanics

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

A new study has found that just half of US Hispanics with high cholesterol knew about their condition, which poses a greater risk for the people. Among those Hispanic Americans who knew of their condition, just 30 percent received treatment. The study was led by Carlos Rodriguez of Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston […]

Sanofi Praluent under FDA consideration for cholesterol treatment

Monday, June 1st, 2015

A novel cholesterol medication called alirocumab (brand name Praluent) by pharmaceutical company Sanofi is currently under FDA consideration. If approved, the new medication can offer another treatment option for patients suffering from high cholesterol. According to officials, treatment with this new medication may lower cholesterol levels farther than currently approved medications. The Associated Press has […]

One third of children face high cholesterol levels

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

High cholesterol levels in almost one third of 9-11 year old children may increase the risk of heart problems later in their lives, according to a new study. The study found that one in three kids have elevated total cholesterol levels, which may lead to heart issues later in life. The study was led by […]

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