High cholesterol: Eating this many eggs a week could raise risk of cardiovascular disease
HIGH cholesterol can be caused by eating an unhealthy diet and increases the risk of serious health conditions. While eggs are associated with a healthy diet, a new study has linked them to high cholesterol consumption and suggested they can “significantly” increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug used to control cholesterol found effective against cancer-associated cachexia
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments with mice suggest that treatment with atorvastatin can attenuate adipose tissue remodeling, leading to rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study explaining side effects of statins finds drug can have unexpected benefits
(University of Toledo) By suppressing the activity of key cellular receptors called G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their interacting partners called G proteins, statins have the potential to alter various bodily functions controlled by this important pathway, according to researchers at The University of Toledo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Lower Colorectal-Cancer Risk After Negative Colonoscopy Statin Use Tied to Lower Colorectal-Cancer Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
Statin use is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer between six and 36 months after an initial negative colonoscopy, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers
The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart complication. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Few patients are optimally adherent to statins, although adherence is associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease
Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines
Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk. The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news

Amarin's Vascepa cuts occurrence of serious heart problems 30 percent: study
A high dose of Amarin Corp's Omega-3 drug Vascepa significantly reduced the occurrence of first and subsequent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart problems in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol medication by even more than initially reported, according to data presented on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended To Prevent Heart Attacks In Older Adults
(CNN) — If you’re a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don’t turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It’s no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. “For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol,” said North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

ACC: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Higher consumption of dietary cholesterol, including eggs, is significantly associated with a higher risk for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published in the March 19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PCSK9 in Diabetes: Sweet, Bitter or Sour? PCSK9 in Diabetes: Sweet, Bitter or Sour?
A new study aims to elucidate the link between PCSK9 inhibitors and glucose metabolism. Might they increase the risk of diabetes, as statins have been shown to do?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Vascepa Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Patients who have high triglycerides and take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Personal Health: When the Benefits of Statins Outweigh the Risks
Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs ’ potential benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cholesterol Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Diet and Nutrition Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers
Title: Heart-Breaking News for Egg LoversCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins
Title: Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on StatinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins
Title: Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip StatinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

We examine the Kombucha craze sweeping the nation and the results might shock you 
Kombucha fans claim it can lower cholesterol, give you a flatter tummy and even protect you from cancer, but the so-called miracle cure is simply a fermented cold tea, so is the hype justified? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No surprise here: Western diets cause life-threatening fatty liver disease – can we reverse it?
(Natural News) Western diets, which are characterized by a high intake of fatty and cholesterol-rich foods, are known to be bad for your health. A new study presents another reason why adhering to a Western diet is bad for you: This type of diet can cause non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is a serious form of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins
SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins. Yet new research found that only about 6 percent of patients take these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cardiac risk grows with higher coronary calcium scores
Individuals with high CT coronary artery calcium scores -- at least 1,000 Agatston...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Three or more eggs a day increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Eggs the Cholesterol Enemy Again?
As Americans have embraced low-carb diets, many have turned to eggs as a reliable protein source. According to industry data, the average American will eat more eggs in 2019 than any time for the past 20 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack rate plummeted 38% in 30 years and death rate hits all-time low
Doctors have long known that statins, aspiring, not smoking and better diet and exercise can help prevent heart attacks and at last patients and doctors are implementing them, a Yale study author says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School
More than one third of middle school students who underwent cardiovascular screening at school had abnormal blood sugar levels or high cholesterol, a pilot study of 45 students found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Are eggs bad for your heart? Experts weigh new findings
A new, large study suggests it may be time to re-evaluate dietary guidelines on eggs and cholesterol (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study ties egg and cholesterol consumption to heightened risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - After a raft of studies reassuring consumers that eggs are OK to eat, a new report associates an increasing risk of heart disease with the increasing consumption of eggs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eggs May Be Bad for the Heart, a New Study Says —But There’s More to the Story
Conclusions about eggs based on available scientific evidence vary widely — in part because nutrition research is notoriously hard to conduct accurately. Despite the entrenched belief that eggs raise cholesterol, some studies have suggested that dietary cholesterol intake doesn’t necessarily translate to higher blood cholesterol. One study from last year found that people who ate an egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and bleeding stroke than people who did not eat them, and research from 2016 found that eggs didn’t have a strong effect on risk of coronary artery disease. Some researchers have su...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Study: 3+ Eggs A Day Increases Risk Of Heart Disease, Early Death
(CNN) — It’s been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day — or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol — have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. “Eggs, especially the yolk, are a major source of dietary cholesterol,” wrote Victor Zhong, lead author and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. In a study published Friday in the medical journal JAMA, he and his colleagues ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Eggs Source Type: news

Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe
A new analysis found that for each additional 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol in the diet — and the more eggs you ate — the greater the risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eggs Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Eggs may not be all they've been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
Title: New Drug Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat CholesterolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes, high cholesterol in middle schoolers
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What is association of dietary cholesterol or eating eggs with risk of cardiovascular disease, death?
(JAMA Network) Eggs are a source of dietary cholesterol. This observational study pooled data from six study groups for more than 29,000 people to determine the associations of consuming dietary cholesterol or eating eggs with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bad news for egg lovers
(Northwestern University) Cancel the cheese omelet. A large, new study of nearly 30,000 people reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause. People need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol to have a lower risk of heart disease, the study authors said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 50p fruit to lower your risk of death and avoid high cholesterol
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent high cholesterol, by adding this cheap fruit to your daily breakfast routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Could Help Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
After a year of testing, the new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by 18 percentage points, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Trial Drug, Bempedoic Acid, Could Help Those With Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: New drug may help lower cholesterol levels without statins, study shows
HIGH CHOLESTEROL: Recent research has revealed a new drug that could help to lower cholesterol levels in patients who are unable to tolerate statins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'
A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ezetimibe and simvastatin, Vytorin
Title: ezetimibe and simvastatin, VytorinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pill 'as good as statins' could benefit hundreds of thousands of patients
Researchers at Imperial College London tested the new pill on more than 2,200 people and found it was as effective as statins at lowering cholesterol but caused fewer side effects (file photo) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Bempedoic acid, an inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY), added to maximally tolerated statin therapy, significantly reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients with atherosclerotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bring down high cholesterol levels naturally
(Natural News) The natural way is the best way to do things. When it comes to improving cholesterol levels, a combination of eating the right foods and regular physical exercise will achieve much faster and better results than taking expensive pharmaceutical drugs or undergoing time-consuming therapies. Managing your cholesterol levels on a day-to-day basis is a tough chore. You... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk
Risk was greater among people who were overweight, obese or who had prediabetes, prompting calls for lifestyle intervention when starting patients on statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive? In some cases, yes
When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins
A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side effects. The findings come from the largest study to date to test the effectiveness and safety of bempedoic acid, an oral medication - yet to be approved in Europe - which inhibits the body's ability to create the building blocks of cholesterol. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Amgen and Jay Leno Partner to Sound the Alarm on High Cholesterol and its Link to Heart Attack and Stroke in Patients Most at Risk
If You've had a Heart Attack or Stroke, Your Risk of Having Another Cardiovascular Event is Nearly One in Three(1) Cholesterol 911 Urges These High-Risk Patients to See the Emergency in High Cholesterol and Talk to Their Doctor About Ways to Reduce the Risk of Another Heart Attack and Stroke THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today launched Cholesterol 911, a national initiative urging high-risk cardiovascular disease patients to reduce their risk of another heart attack or stroke by addressing their continued high LDL-C, or "bad" cholesterol. Comedian and televi...
Source: Amgen News Release - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Best supplements for cholesterol: This essential fatty acid could lower cholesterol levels
BEST supplements for cholesterol: Having high cholesterol can increase your risk of serious and even life-threatening health problems. But it can be prevented by eating a healthy, balanced diet. An essential fatty acid in particular has proven effective at lowering high cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news