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Statins May Offer Benefits Beyond Cholesterol Control

You may take a statin to help improve your cholesterol profile, but research suggests that there may be additional benefits, as well as some potential risks, to go along with these widely prescribed medications.

Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Can Reduce Toll on Brain

An estimated 25.8 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, (diabetes), and 7 million of them remain undiagnosed, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These statistics are alarming not only because of the serious threats to physical health associated with diabetes—including heart disease, stroke,

Ask the Doctors: Triglycerides; Coordinating Medical Care

Ask the Doctors: Triglycerides
Q. At my last checkup, my triglyceride levels had gone up significantly. I’ve been taking a statin for about two years, and it’s keeping my LDL numbers under control. Shouldn’t the statin help keep my triglycerides down, too? What are the risks of high triglycerides, and what

Dietary Strategies That Help Prevent Diabetes

If your blood glucose (sugar) level is nearing the point at which you could be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a change in your diet is vital. This condition, called prediabetes, is diagnosed when your blood glucose level is elevated (between 100 and 125 mg/dL on a fasting blood glucose

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