Australian anti-trust watchdog loses appeal against Pfizer over Lipitor sales
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian court dismissed an appeal by the nation's anti-trust watchdog in a case against Pfizer Inc in which the regulator alleged the company had used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke
What roles do LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides play in the development of ischemic stroke and its 3 main subtypes?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

An Egg A Day Might Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
In this study however, they didn’t assess the risk of developing diabetes, which may be because diabetes is a newer disease in the Chinese population and there is not good documentation of who has it,” Richard said. Still, she noted, “this will be very important data for helping develop dietary prevention guidelines in China.” Cardiovascular disease, which takes the lives of 17.7 million people every year, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Cardiovascular disease causes nearly a third — 31% — of all global deaths each year....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Eggs Heart Disease Local TV Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Chris Tarrant answers our health quiz  
The TV star, from Reading, walks three miles a day, watches what he eats and still enjoys sex. He's also taken statins and a blood-thinner since suffering a stroke in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating an Egg a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away, a New Study Says
Eggs have been a taboo food for decades, since they are high in cholesterol, but the latest science suggests that they might not be as unhealthy as once thought. In a study published in the journal Heart, researchers from China found that people who ate an average of one egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and an even lower risk of having a bleeding stroke than people who did not eat eggs. The study included nearly half a million people in China who filled out questionnaires about their egg-eating habits and were followed for nine years on average for heart-related health events. People who said they ate eggs da...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Statins in Peripheral Artery Disease: Why Are We Waiting? Statins in Peripheral Artery Disease: Why Are We Waiting?
Should high-intensity statin therapy be prescribed for patients with atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Housecall: Are you eating heart-healthy?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease? A diet that's high in fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol can contribute to the development of heart disease. Eating habits can be hard to change, though. Here are eight tips ? from controlling portion sizes and choosing food that are healthier to allowing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy
A recent study demonstrates that a certain type of cancer immunotherapy might be enhanced simply by reducing cholesterol levels in cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Plasma ceramides ? A promising new diagnostic tool for cardiology
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)?cholesterol?is the primary measure of atherosclerotic risk and thus a therapeutic target in clinical practice. The focus on LDL cholesterol and its control by diet, lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals has contributed to a significant and sustained reduction in blood concentrations of total and LDL cholesterol among U.S. adults since 1988. Despite population-wide improvements in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Exercise Heart Smoking and Tobacco Source Type: news

AstraZeneca sales hit by generic competitors to Crestor statin
Pharma group’s core operating profit falls 47% in first quarter (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Amgen Receives European Commission Approval For Repatha ® (Evolocumab) To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke In Adults With Established Cardiovascular Disease
New Indication Supports Amgen's Commitment to Reduce the Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events Faced by Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors Amgen Announces Efforts to Improve Repatha's Affordability Across Europe for Payers who Significantly Expand Patient Access THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved a new indication in the Repatha® (evolocumab) label for adults with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, stroke or peripheral arterial disease) to reduce cardiovascular risk by ...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Reducing cholesterol could enhance T-cell cancer immunotherapy
(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance the success of a specific type of T-cell immunotherapy in fighting cancer. The team, led by Qing Yi, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute studied T-cell transfer, which has shown great success in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Niacin to boost your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol
Niacin is a B vitamin that may raise your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol. Find out if you should take niacin to boost your HDL cholesterol. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin Reduces Mild Statin-Induced Myalgia
Risk of non-severe statin muscle pain reduced in T2DM patients taking both metformin and statins, according to this recent study.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

13 Ways Being a Night Owl Could Hurt Your Health
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Novel PCSK9 Inhibitor Lowers Lipids Across the Board Novel PCSK9 Inhibitor Lowers Lipids Across the Board
Blocking PCSK9 synthesis via RNA interference with inclisiran significantly reduces atherogenic lipoproteins in addition to the results seen with LDL cholesterol, secondary ORION 1 analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

WHO vows to eliminate trans fats from diets globally
The World Health Organization has released its plan to rid the world of trans fats, which contribute to bad cholesterol and heart disease, in just five years, the agency revealed in a statement today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The shocking truth about the new 'wonder jab' for high cholesterol
Could cutting your risk of heart disease soon be as simple as getting a flu jab? That was the suggestion after research was published last week about a new drug to treat high cholesterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins may increase people's risk of motor neurone disease
Researchers from the University of San Diego found statins, which combat high cholesterol, increase people's risk of the condition by nine-to- 100 times depending on the drug type. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Organisation vows to eliminate trans fats from diets globally
The World Health Organization has released its plan to rid the world of trans fats, which contribute to bad cholesterol and heart disease, in just five years, the agency revealed in a statement today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated From All Food Over the Next 5 Years: World Health Organization
(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement Monday, the U.N. health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year. “It’s a ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says
Eradicating the artery-clogging oils from the food supply could save millions of lives, especially in developing countries, the global health agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Trans Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Cholesterol Recalls and Bans of Products Diet and Nutrition Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization Vital Strategies Politics and Government Food Regulation and Deregulation of Ind Source Type: news

W.H.O. Calls for Worldwide Elimination of Trans Fats by 2023
Eradicating the artery-clogging oils from the food supply could save millions of lives, especially in developing countries, the global health agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Trans Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Cholesterol Recalls and Bans of Products Diet and Nutrition Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization Vital Strategies Politics and Government Food Regulation and Deregulation of Ind Source Type: news

Stroke: Switching to this amazing diet could help you avoid life-threatening condition
STROKE symptoms can come on rapidly and include sudden numbness, confusion and trouble speaking or understanding. Your risk of a stroke is increased by high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol among others. Switching to this diet could help you avoid the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol and Children
High Cholesterol and Children (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Self-assembling peptide amphiphile (PA) nanofibers, incorporating an 18 amino acid sequence that retains the cholesterol efflux actions of apolipoprotein-A1 (apoA1) and a liver X receptor (LXR) agonist can target and treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis May Benefit Coronary Arteries Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis May Benefit Coronary Arteries
Three high-risk coronary plaque features improved after 1 year of treatment, independent of statins, other cardiovascular medications, and improvements in risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

WATCH: The lowdown on how to keep eggs in your diet while watching your cholesterol levels
A new study examines the impact eggs can have on your health. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The lowdown on how to keep eggs in your diet while watching your cholesterol levels
A new study examines the impact eggs can have on your health. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease say scientists
CHOLESTEROL could trigger the beginning of dementia disease Alzheimer ’s, scientists said last night. British researchers have shown how the fatty substance commonly linked with heart disease could also speed up the progression of the incurable brain-wasting illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease scientists say
CHOLESTEROL could trigger the beginning of dementia disease Alzheimer ’s, scientists said last night. British researchers have shown how the fatty substance commonly linked with heart disease could also speed up the progression of the incurable brain-wasting illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geisinger Says DNA Sequencing As Preventative Care Is Ready For The Clinic
“We’re going to start doing it the same way we would talk to patients about getting a cholesterol check,” the health system's president and CEO Dr. David Feinberg said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Geisinger to offer DNA sequencing to all its patients
Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System is taking routine health screenings for patients beyond the typical mammograms, colonoscopies and cholesterol tests. It will soon be adding DNA sequencing to its list of recommended preventative care measures for patients.  “Understanding the genome warning signals of every patient will be an essential part of wellness planning and health management,” said Dr. David T. Feinberg, Geisinger’s president and CEO. “Geisinger patients will be able to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

High cholesterol increases Alzheimer's proteins in the brain
Researchers from Cambridge University found that cholesterol in the brain triggers the formation of protein plaques that have previously been associated with Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol increases the build up of Alzheimer's proteins in the brain by 20 times
Researchers from Cambridge University found that cholesterol in the brain triggers the formation of protein plaques that have previously been associated with Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cholesterol associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have shown how cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Handful of walnuts a day may prevent heart disease and bowel cancer by encouraging 'good' bacteria
Researchers from the  University of Illinois found eating a third of a cup of walnuts for six weeks reduces the production of excess bile acids, as well as lowering 'bad' cholesterol levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin
Should niacin be used either as monotherapy or in addition to statin therapy for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Reducing LDL-C in a Patient on High-Intensity Statin Therapy Reducing LDL-C in a Patient on High-Intensity Statin Therapy
How would you manage LDL-C in a patient already receiving high-intensity statin therapy? Take this quiz created by expert physicians from ACC.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason Saunas Are So Good For You
For many gymgoers, a post-exercise sauna session is the reward for a workout well done. And a new study provides even more evidence that saunas are good for you. A paper published in the journal Neurology found that regular sauna baths were associated with a significant reduction in a person’s risk of having a stroke. “The findings are very strong,” said study co-author Setor Kunutsor, a research fellow at the University of Bristol in the UK, in an email to TIME. “Those who took a sauna four to seven times a week were about 60% less likely to have a stroke than people who took only one sauna per wee...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Cholesterol Management 101: Do You Know the Numbers?
To manage cholesterol in your patients, it still helps to know your numbers, new guidelines notwithstanding. Here, 8 simple questions that take you back to basics. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

Effects of statins and cholesterol on patient aggression: is there a connection? - Leppien E, Mulcahy K, Demler TL, Trigoboff E, Opler L.
Overview: Psychiatric adverse effects, including aggression, have been reported with the use of statin medications; however, there is little data to support or refute the theory that statins or low serum cholesterol do in fact increase a patient's r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UTA researchers investigate link between ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol levels
(University of Texas at Arlington) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are investigating the link between ovarian hormones and the blood cholesterol balance in the body, itself a key determinant of cardiovascular health or disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Regeneron/Sanofi cut heart drug price to $4,500-$6,600 for Express Scripts
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA will slash the price of their expensive cholesterol drug for Express Scripts Holdings Co customers in exchange for greater patient access, with some savings to be shared with consumers, the companies said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news