Heart disease: Dandelion antioxidants lower cholesterol to help reduce your risk
HEART disease is one of the most common causes of death in the UK and across the world but making some diet or lifestyle changes could lower your risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lower cholesterol: The best way to start reducing cholesterol levels explained
CHOLESTEROL can embed in the walls of blood vessels, causing the blood passageway to narrow. In order for blood to push through clogged vessels, the heart muscle will have to work harder, increasing your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart patients advised to move more to avoid heart attacks and strokes
(European Society of Cardiology) Elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes increase the risk of heart disease. But a large study today reveals that in people with these conditions, increasing activity levels is associated with a reduced likelihood of heart events and mortality. The research is presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ginger benefits: Ginger root may 'reduce cholesterol' – and other health benefits
GINGER root is one of the oldest medicinal foods around - and there's good reason why this spice has gained timeless popularity. An Indian proverb stated: "Everything good is found in ginger." Which health benefits can it provide? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much turmeric? Most common side effects
TURMERIC is a common spice that's been claimed to have numerous health benefits, including relieving pain and inflammation, as well as treating high cholesterol and itching. But is it dangerous to have too much turmeric? These are the most common side effects of turmeric and curcumin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet with lean beef may lower risk factors for heart disease
(Penn State) In a randomized controlled study, Penn State researchers found that a Mediterranean diet combined with small portions of lean beef helped lower risk factors for developing heart disease, such as LDL cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statin-induced muscle pain may increase these three side effects in your feet and legs
STATINS side effects: One of the biggest side effects caused by the cholesterol-lowering drug includes these three sensations in the legs or feet. What to look out for and how to treat these side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNIC researchers explain how high blood pressure, the most important cause of disease worldwide, acc
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) Researchers from the CNIC and Aarhus University (Denmark), demonstrate that high blood pressure alters the structure of arteries leading to more accumulation of LDL cholesterol and faster development of atherosclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug use may increase your risk of myopathy – what is it?
STATINS side effects can include a whole host of symptoms. Experiencing problems with your muscles including a condition known as myopathy may be caused by taking the drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Blockages caused by having high levels can cause a tingling sensation
HIGH cholesterol becomes a reality for those who give little thought to their diet and lifestyle. Over time these poor choices negatively effect the body in a number of ways. Having high cholesterol causes blockages in the blood vessels and this in turn can cause a tingling sensation felt throughout the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: Three serious warning signs in your feet - what to look for
HIGH cholesterol levels can lead to heart attacks and strokes but a lesser-known but equally serious complication is peripheral artery disease . There are three telltale signs in your feet that consistently high cholesterol levels have caused PAD to develop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Statin use may increase your risk of four health conditions - BMJ
STATINS are a lifeline for people with high cholesterol levels but they can have unintended adverse effects. According to research, statin use can increase your risk of four serious health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves add-on therapy for patients with genetic form of severely high cholesterol
FDA has approved Praluent (alirocumab) injection for adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), a genetic condition that causes severely high cholesterol (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

U of A team identifies protein that blocks body's ability to clear bad cholesterol
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has uncovered a long-sought link in the battle to control cholesterol and heart disease. The protein that interferes with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that clear " bad " cholesterol from the blood was identified in findings recently published in Nature Communications. Excess LDL cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis -- a narrowing and hardening of arteries -- and ultimately, heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find genetic link to clogged arteries
(Washington University School of Medicine) High cholesterol is the most commonly understood cause of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that likely plays a causal role in coronary artery disease independent of cholesterol levels. The gene also likely has roles in related cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four skin reactions linked to statin use - 'ulcerations, hives'
STATINS can be life-saving because the medications thwart the mechanisms that contribute to heart disease. The drugs can cause nasty side effects, however. Some of the most overlooked side effects are skin reactions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Best and worst condiments which could raise your cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol is an insidious condition which can lie dormant for many years until the major damage develops itself into serious health conditions. What are the best and worst condiments which could impact your cholesterol? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug can cause sleep disturbances including insomnia and nightmares
STATINS side effects: Some statins can penetrate cell membranes easier and make their way across the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from chemicals in the blood. This in turn can affect one's sleep causing either insomnia or nightmares. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Mixing alcohol and statins can increase risk of muscle problems
STATINS - what could happen if you mix this cholesterol-lowering drug with alcohol? To what extent does this damage your health, and is there a certain quantity that is OK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The eight most common side effects, which includes nosebleeds
STATINS bolster the body's defences against heart disease but they can cause a spate of unsettling side effects. According to Lloyds Pharmacy, there are eight common side effects associated with taking atorvastatin - a main type of statin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The top three sandwich spreads to help lower cholesterol
A HIGH cholesterol diagnosis made from your blood test results isn't great, but it can be the beginning to positive change. There are foods you can include in your diet that actively help to lower cholesterol - what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: New NHS trial tests cholesterol-lowering drugs on Covid patients
STATINS reduce illness and mortality from those at risk of cardiovascular disease. Now medical professionals are intrigued whether the cholesterol-lowering drug will benefit patients suffering from long Covid - and so a three-year trial is set to begin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug use could increase blood sugars increasing risk of diabetes
STATINS side effects: Taking one of the most prescribed drugs in the world shouldn't promote complacency. In fact, statin use has shown many different side effects throughout the body including raising blood sugar levels. By having higher blood sugar levels, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS doctors to give Covid patients statins and blood pressure drugs
NHS medics will test the two drugs on 2,600 'long Covid' patients over the next three years. Around one in ten Covid patients discharged die, and three in ten are readmitted following complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol may be key to new therapies for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher examined the role of cholesterol in both Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes to identify a small molecule that may help regulate cholesterol levels in the brain, making it a potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massey researcher finds new strategy for fighting brain cancer
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Most people relate cholesterol to heart health, but it is also a critical component in the growth and spread of brain cancer. VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Suyun Huang, Ph.D., recently discovered how cholesterol becomes dysregulated in brain cancer cells and showed that the gene responsible for it could be a target for future drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The foods you need to avoid to reduce your risk of a heart attack
HIGH cholesterol can clog up the arteries - large blood vessels that carry blood around the body. This can interrupt the blood flow to your heart muscle causing a heart attack. How can you prevent this from happening? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: I stopped taking statins due to droopy eyes. When will they get better?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Statins are medications that reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood, and they've been proven to prevent heart attacks and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Muscle ache, weakness & dark coloured urine could be rhabdomyolysis
STATINS side effects: Statins use can affect the body in a number of ways. Experiencing any of these three symptoms could indicate rhabdomyolysis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke
(Natural News) One is enough. Two is too much. Three is, well, deadly. Having at least three risk factors of metabolic syndrome — which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and extra fat around the waist — is like inviting death to your doorstep. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ApoB May Better Predict Mortality Risk in Statin-Treated Patients ApoB May Better Predict Mortality Risk in Statin-Treated Patients
In the study, measures of apoB and non-HDL cholesterol, but not LDL cholesterol, were associated with increased residual mortality and MI risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Pale poo is a worrying warning sign - what it could mean
STATINS benefits outweigh the risks but they can occasionally cause adverse reactions. A serious but rare side effect of the main types of statin is pale poo. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Better COVID - 19 Survival
Findings show 53 percent increased survival among patients using statins before hospitalization (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Better COVID-19 Survival
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- Prehospitalization statin use is associated with lower inpatient mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to research published online Feb. 26 in Nature Communications. Aakriti Gupta, M.D., from New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The cholesterol-lowering drug may kill cancer cells, research finds
STATINS are prescribed to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; the widely used medication could be providing more protection than originally thought. New research suggest it could kill cancer cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Researchers discover it has the potential to kill cancer cells
STATINS are prescribed to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; the widely used medication could be providing more protection than originally thought. New research suggest it could kill cancer cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The health condition has been linked to motor neurone disease
HIGH cholesterol may increase the likelihood of motor neurone disease - an incurable condition. Who is most at risk of developing the life-changing illness? And could statins protect against the malady? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Pain in feet, hands or jaw could indicate signs of the condition
HIGH cholesterol is extremely common and can often be down to living an unhealthy and sedentary life. Pain felt in any of three particular body areas could indicate major changes are needed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASA: ​Adding Icosapent Ethyl to Statin Further Cuts Stroke Risk​
FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 -- Icosapent ethyl (IPE) can further reduce the risk for stroke for statin-treated patients with elevated triglycerides and the risk or evidence of atherosclerosis, according to a study presented at the American Stroke... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Has yours walking changed? How the drug can affect your mobility
STATINS side effects can affect many different body parts. It is well known the drug causes muscle pain but does that in turn affect a person's walking? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: When is the best time to take statins?
STATINS are a regular inhabitant of older people's medicine cabinets as a useful tool against cardiovascular issues. When is the best time to take statins? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Effect of Low-Dose Atorvastatin Found for Muscle Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 -- For individuals who reported muscle symptoms when taking statins, atorvastatin has no effect on muscle symptoms compared with placebo, according to research published online Feb. 24 in The BMJ. Emily Herrett, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Why binge drinking can be dangerous
STATINS side effects: Over drinking can have many health dangers and in particular when taking statins. both the medication and alcohol affect the liver, major damage may ensue. What are the dangers of over drinking while taking statins and how much alcohol should a person drink to reduce their risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Eating more oatmeal, almonds and avocados will help lower levels
HIGH cholesterol can remain dormant for many years with the sufferer being none the wiser to the dangers lurking in his body. By following a diet rich in these three food types you could lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Do statins cause weight gain? Yes, but indirectly, says study
STATINS are a crucial medication for millions of people struggling with high cholesterol levels. It's important to note that the cholesterol-lowering meds can cause side effects, which include weight gain. Evidence suggests the link to weight gain is indirect, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple cider vinegar benefits: How to use ACV as a face wash to improve your skin
APPLE cider vinegar is a common health hack that's been claimed to have numerous benefits, including protecting against high cholesterol and diabetes symptoms. But ACV could also be used to improve the quality of your skin. Here's how to make an apple cider vinegar face wash to get rid of bacteria. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Vegan diet more effective than Mediterranean diet to lower cholesterol
HIGH cholesterol could cut your life short - perhaps the fatty deposits will block blood flow to the brain, causing a stroke; alternatively, blood flow may not reach the heart muscle, causing a heart attack. What can you do to lower it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Meditation linked to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar
MEDITATION is "about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective", noted Headspace - an app that guides its users on how to meditate. Now a research study demonstrated the lifeskill can achieve so much more. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease? 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four skin changes to watch out for - ‘scaly, oozing, encrusted'
STATINS are a lifeline for people with high cholesterol levels but they can cause side effects. A number of side effects can show up on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news