Statins explained: What are they and when will you be prescribed them?
STATINS are drugs to bring your cholesterol down. How do statins work, and when will you be prescribed them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The subtle sign that shows up when walking a 'certain distance'
HIGH cholesterol is a pernicious predator because it steadily raises your risk of heart disease without making itself known. However, consistently high cholesterol levels can produce acute warning signs if it cuts off the blood supply to vital organs. One telltale sign of this emerges when walking a "certain distance", warns the British Heart Foundation . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The cholesterol-lowering drink to add disease-free years to your life
LONGEVITY research to date has taught us the foods we ingest can shield us against disease. The benefits of certain beverages have come into sharp focus too. One drink, in particular, may preserve cognitive function and prolong life when consumed regularly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment Thresholds and ASCVD Risk Treatment Thresholds and ASCVD Risk
A new study reveals benefit to high-intensive statin therapy among very-high-risk patients, even if their baseline LDL-C levels are low.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The warning sign in your eye – it may lead to blindness
HIGH cholesterol is a concern for a lot of people in the UK. It is a condition that has to be managed carefully to avoid the development of any serious conditions. An American study has now found that heart disease may not be the only thing you're at risk of with high cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Two 'serious' signs on your face that 'makes it hard to breathe'
STATINS are a commonly prescribed medication for people at risk of heart attacks or who have had heart attacks previously. Serious side effects are exceedingly rare. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Signs of 'cognitive impairment' that may be associated with the drug
STATINS are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK by around 8 million adults. They became available in the late 1980s, and there have been several reported side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: 2g of a certain food a day ‘can lower LDL cholesterol
MAINTAINING a healthy diet is particularly key as we make or way further into winter. As well as Covid-19, the usual cold and flu viruses are circulating. To give us the best chance of staying fit, we need to make sure to exercise and eat the right foods to keep our cholesterol at the right levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The sign 'on the back of your hand' and tendons - how to lower it
HIGH cholesterol does not tend to cause symptoms, though you can find out if you have it from a blood test. We need some cholesterol to stay healthy, though there are some forms which are considered bad for us. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects - the common symptoms you should know
STATINS are a type of medicine used to help lower the risk of heart problems caused by high cholesterol. As with all medications, side effects can occur when taking statins - but what are the most commonly reported symptoms you should know? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The festive snack which may 'dramatically' lower levels - study
HIGH CHOLESTEROL describes having too much of a waxy substance, known as cholesterol, in your blood. This substance can cause your blood vessels to get blocked, putting you at a higher risk of heart problems and stroke. Luckily, eating healthy foods, including a small festive snack, can help lower your cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The sensation on the 'back of the head' that could be a warning sign
HIGH cholesterol is hard to pick up in the initial stages because it is rarely accompanied by symptoms. As fatty molecules gradually clog up arteries, however, complications are bound to occur. One sign in the back of the head may be indicative of high levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dec 3 2021 This Week in Cardiology Dec 3 2021 This Week in Cardiology
The AMAZE trial of left atrial appendage isolation, non-statin oral lipid lowering drugs, EHR alerts, non-MD care, and obesity are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins: The 75p drink to avoid or risk making side effects 'more likely' - NHS warning
STATINS provide a buffer against heart disease by lowering high cholesterol levels. While the benefits largely outweigh the risks, you have to watch what you consume when on statins. One drink in particular can make side effects "more likely", warns the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Found in Amish Helps Protect Their Hearts
A new study suggests Amish have a rare gene variant that may help lower "bad" cholesterol and protect against heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controlling Cholesterol with Statins
So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 3, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Statins: The severe infection 40% more likely to occur among statin users - study warning
STATIN use is common, but the drug's side effects deter many from taking it. To date, however, evidence suggests the drug is generally well tolerated. Although adverse reactions are rare, they could be behind one serious skin infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Variant Discovered in Amish Protects from Heart Disease
Researchers link a missense mutation in the B4GALT1 gene to lower LDL cholesterol and the blood clotting factor fibrinogen. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 2, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Make Cholesterol Control a Greater Priority in Diabetes Make Cholesterol Control a Greater Priority in Diabetes
To improve cholesterol management in diabetes,'clinician-patient discussions are crucial, addressing risk/benefits and treatment goals, and offering reputable sources'of information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can statins cause joint pain? The most common side effects
STATINS are prescribed to many people to bring their cholesterol down and reduce the risk of heart disease. What are the side effects of statins? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Four of the best exercises shown to help significantly lower your levels
HIGH cholesterol is attributed to an unhealthy diet rich in saturated fats. Exercise is key for a number of health conditions with any of these four shown to be highly effective in lowering your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol foods: The top five worst snacks for cholesterol
CHOLESTEROL in high quantities can be detrimental to your health, so what five foods should you avoid that could cause high cholesterol symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That Myalgia of Yours Is Not From Statin Intolerance That Myalgia of Yours Is Not From Statin Intolerance
A new trial evaluating the tolerability of statins suggests that the bulk of statin-related myalgias are not due to the drug at all.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Small food great for festive snacking which can lower your levels
HIGH cholesterol describes a build-up of a fatty substance in your blood. There are various causes of this problem, putting you at a higher risk of heart problems and stroke. They range from poor diet to not exercising enough. However, certain foods can be actually beneficial for your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four commonly reported side effects - how worried should you be?
STATINS have a strong reputation for side effects, sometimes strong enough that people will them into existence. What can you expect from taking the commonly prescribed heart medication? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Meat substitute may lower bad cholesterol, aid weight loss and prevent
LONGEVITY is more likely when cholesterol levels are in check, you are a healthy weight, and there are no cells growing uncontrollably into a tumour. One meat substitution, ideal for dinner, could help with just that. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Daily dose of a fermented liquid to help lower levels
HIGH cholesterol is caused by having little caution with the foods and drinks you eat, raising levels and increasing a person's risk of having a heart attack or stroke. One product taken daily could help to significantly lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The foods to limit 'to once a week' - tips on healthy eating
HIGH cholesterol occurs when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. We need some cholesterol to stay healthy, though there are some forms which are considered bad for us. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The recurrent sensation warning of extremely dangerous levels
HIGH cholesterol could put an end to your life. While excessive fatty material in the arteries might not have immediate warning signs, eventually it will. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The sign in your face that could be indicative of advanced damage
THE BAD reputation of bad cholesterol is mainly attributable to its clogging effect on the arteries. As the arteries narrow, blood carrying key nutrients struggles to reach the vital organs. Unfortunately, high cholesterol does not produce symptoms. Further down the line, however, changes in the face could be a warning that a stroke might be imminent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol - six crucial warning signs of dangerously high cholesterol levels
CHOLESTEROL is a fatty substance found in the blood which can block coronary arteries when there is too much in the body - but what are the early warning signs of high cholesterol? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The best diet to significantly reduce dangerous cholesterol in weeks
HIGH cholesterol threatens your life, significantly increasing the likelihood of a fatal heart attack or stroke. If you have elevated levels you need to bring down, following a specific type of diet could do you massive favours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: How your nails could be a major indicator for high levels – what to spot
HIGH cholesterol can cause peculiar symptoms many would not link back to the dangerous condition. Your nails are one such symptom you need to be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obicetrapib: CETP Inhibitor Impresses in LDL Lowering Obicetrapib: CETP Inhibitor Impresses in LDL Lowering
A new lipid-lowering agent in a class that had been written off by many is being developed by a group of academic experts, with new data showing large LDL reductions on top of high-intensity statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Daily Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Encouraging in Phase 1 Trials Daily Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Encouraging in Phase 1 Trials
What if the cholesterol-crushing efficacy of current PCSK9 inhibitors came in a pill instead of a syringe? That's one possibility for a Merck agent in the earliest stages of human trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure
Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Predisposing factors included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Tests (Medical) Heart Calcium Blood Pressure Preventive Medicine Cholesterol Obesity Doctors Diet and Nutrition Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis Weight Age, Chronological Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Gather your family health history this Thanksgiving; it could save your life
Thanksgiving Day marks Family Health History Day, an annual national public health campaign to encourage people to better understand what health characteristics run in their families. Has your mother, sister or grandmother had breast or ovarian cancer? Has your father had prostate cancer? Is there a history of colon cancer, diabetes, or high cholesterol in your family?  If so, you also could be at risk. John Presutti, D.O., a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says don't… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 22, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Statins side effects: ‘Most common complaint’ from people taking the drug - ‘can be mild’
STATINS are a frequently prescribed drug for people with high cholesterol or other risk factors of heart disease, although some people may experience side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How can I tackle my high blood pressure if I'm allergic to the pills?
A reader who has suffered lip swelling today asks DR ELLIE CANNON why they are suffering an odd side effect from their tablets for high blood pressure and cholesterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The surprising drink that could lower levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol
HAVING high cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases, making you vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol diet: The £1 snack to lower your risk of high cholesterol symptoms
HIGH CHOLESTEROL affects millions of Britons, putting them at higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Could eating a portion of this nut every day slash your risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The cholesterol-lowering drink that ‘significantly’ boosts longevity
THE LIFE-PROLONGING qualities of fruits and vegetables are well known, with most of them attributable to the presence of phytochemicals. But one fruit, in particular, has proven particularly apt at lowering high cholesterol and boosting longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The ‘massive red flag’ in the legs and feet that occurs ‘at night’
HIGH cholesterol is void of symptoms - so getting levels checked regularly is imperative for avoiding danger. According to one health expert, the narrowing of the arteries clogged by cholesterol could give rise to certain signs in the legs, which may prevail throughout the night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The sign in the legs that can occur ‘at night’ - ‘Massive red flag’
HIGH cholesterol is void of symptoms - so getting levels checked regularly is imperative for avoiding danger. According to one health expert, the narrowing of the arteries clogged by cholesterol could give rise to certain signs in the legs, which may prevail throughout the night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Two signs around your eyes - and how to lower it
HIGH cholesterol can lead to emergency events that can result in a heart attack or stroke. The NHS recommends eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise to bring down cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Best Alternative to Statins?
Title: What Is the Best Alternative to Statins?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

High cholesterol: A diet for ‘dramatic reductions in LDL cholesterol’ – how it works
HIGH cholesterol and diet often go hand in hand yet much confusion remains regarding the best diet to help reduce your risk. One diet has been shown to help reduce weight, reduce triglycerides and help lower your cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four changes in your vision - 'they may need medical attention'
STATINS are often used to treat high cholesterol. Many people who take statins experience no or very few side effects, though others report very troublesome ones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Indications on your toes and fingers that levels are dangerously high
HIGH cholesterol can lead to emergency events, such as blockages in blood vessels that can result in a heart attack or stroke - depending on where the blockage occurs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news