Tag: controlling cholesterol

Memory Maximizers: Cholesterol & AD Risk; Middle-Age Fitness & Dementia

Watch Your Cholesterol to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk
New findings concerning cholesterol’s effects on the brain underscore the importance of controlling cholesterol levels to remain cognitively healthy. A study published Dec. 30, 2013 in JAMA Neurology suggests that having high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol

Follow “simple 7” heart measures to help reduce heart failure risk

If you can control the items on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Life’s Simple 7” checklist for a healthy heart, you may significantly lower your risk of developing heart failure, according to research published in the AHA journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting

What Changes Concerning Cholesterol Recommendations Mean to You

If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.

First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target

Simple Seven For A Healthy Heart

The American Heart Association has devised a checklist of seven simple measures to achieve heart health. Those who score well on the checklist are less likely to develop heart failure. The seven measures include: Managing blood pressure * Controlling cholesterol * Reducing blood sugar (glucose) * Getting active * Eating

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