Tag: cholesterol lowering medication
A study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed several key findings that will impact millions of people worldwide.
In a nutshell, the lower your low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL—“bad”—cholesterol), the greater your protection against heart attack. Moreover, LDL levels below 70 mg/dL appear to be
It is well known that the longer you smoke cigarettes, the greater your risk of heart disease. Now it appears that ongoing, higher-than-normal cholesterol levels have the same effect.
A study conducted at Duke Clinical Research Institute found that 55-year-old adults with moderately elevated levels of non-HDL cholesterol for 11 to
Factors that increase the risk of heart attack are well known, and include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, and lack of exercise. Modifying these risk factors may reduce the risk of heart attack, yet may not stop it from happening. Worse, doctors can’t predict if—or when—a
If you’re still in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve to do some positive things for your heart in 2016? Not sure where to start?
What follows are seven tips that go beyond the usual “exercise and eat right” advice, but are still strategies that you can
Q. Can statin medications cause memory problems?
A. A number of anecdotal reports suggest a link between cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and impaired cognitive function. Some statin users have complained of memory loss, “foggy” thinking, or an inability to recall words or concentrate—symptoms that stopped after they quit using the medications.
Can lowering your cholesterol really be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other? If you can drag yourself off the couch or away from your computer for just 30 minutes a day of brisk walking, you can lower your cholesterol…