High cholesterol: Best foods and exercise to lower 'bad' cholesterol levels

HIGH cholesterol can increase a person ’s risk of heart and circulatory disease, such as heart attack and stroke. So what can you do to lower it? Eating the right foods and exercising for the recommended time per week are a doctor’s recommendation.
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BEST supplements for cholesterol: Having high levels of cholesterol is very dangerous to one ’s health. Having high levels of LDL cholesterol increases a person’s chance of having a heart attack and stroke. To keep cholesterol levels healthy, taking these supplements could help to keep you healthy and reduce your risk of serious medical problems.
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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR), or “cardiac rehab,” is a multifaceted, medically supervised program proven to improve heart health and outcomes in people with certain types of cardiovascular disease. CR revolves around three major components: an individualized exercise and training program, education on topics related to heart health, and stress reduction. CR is currently recommended for the following diagnoses: angina (chest pain); heart attack with or without angioplasty or bypass surgery; heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF); and heart surgery including heart valve procedures or heart or heart/l...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Heart Health Source Type: blogs
(CNN) — Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a journal of the American Heart Association. The review of the health benefits of man’s best friend analyzed research involving nearly 4 million people in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. “Dog owne...
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This study aimed to investigate the impact of clinical pharmacist intervention on the prognosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Chinese patients with CHD. Two hundred and forty patients who had ACS were recruited. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 120) or the control group (n = 120). The intervention group received a medication assessment and education by the clinical pharmacist at discharge and telephone follow-ups at 1 week and 1 and 3 months after discharge. The control group received usual care. The primary outcomes of this study were the proportion of patients who had major adverse...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, the most common reason that patients or their doctors stopped statins was the development of advanced cancer or other major illness. In my practice, I have also cared for many patients who have stopped taking statins or who express reluctance to take statins due to side effects. The most common side effect is muscle ache (typically tenderness or soreness of the large muscle groups, such as the biceps and thighs), which affects about 20% of statin takers and reverses when the statin is discontinued. There is also a slightly increased risk of diabetes with long-term statin use and, very rarely, liver problems....
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Healthy Aging Heart Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Javier Díez-Espino, Pilar Buil-Cosiales, Nancy Babio, Estefanía Toledo, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros, Montserrat Fitó, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Ramón Estruch, Miquel Fiol, José Lapetra, Angel Alonso-Gómez, Lluis Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, José V. Sorlí, Miguel A. Muñoz, Josep Basora, Miguel Á. Martínez-GonzálezAbstractIntroduction and objectivesThe Life's Simple 7 strategy of the American Heart Asso...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published results from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). The study found that intensive glucose (blood sugar) control in older men with longstanding type 2 diabetes did not significantly reduce their risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, including heart attack, stroke, and death from CV causes, compared with standard blood sugar control. Researchers recently reported 15-year follow-up results from VADT. They found that intensive blood sugar control did not exert any “legacy effect”: the intensive blood sugar control group did not enjoy CV benefits 15 ye...
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AbstractBackgroundFrailty is a common, multi-factorial, age-related syndrome commonly observed in people with diabetes. Although older diabetics are prone to adverse healthcare outcomes and diabetes increases the risk of developing frailty, little is known about the effects of frailty on diabetes. This paper examines the association between diabetes, frailty, and mortality in Europeans aged ≥50 years.MethodsData were included from The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) waves one and six. A participant ’s first interview was taken as the baseline and subsequent waves were used for mortality f...
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
In this study, researchers studied 438,952 participants in the UK Biobank, who had a total of 24,980 major coronary events - defined as the first occurrence of non-fatal heart attack, ischaemic stroke, or death due to coronary heart disease. They used an approach called Mendelian randomisation, which uses naturally occurring genetic differences to randomly divide the participants into groups, mimicking the effects of running a clinical trial. People with genes associated with lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and a combination of both were put into different groups, and compared against those without thes...
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In this study, researchers studied 438,952 participants in the UK Biobank, who had a total of 24,980 major coronary events - defined as the first occurrence of non-fatal heart attack, ischaemic stroke, or death due to coronary heart disease. They used an approach called Mendelian randomisation, which uses naturally occurring genetic differences to randomly divide the participants into groups, mimicking the effects of running a clinical trial. People with genes associated with lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and a combination of both were put into different groups, and compared against those without thes...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
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