Tag: healthy lifestyles

Even After 70, Staying Active Pays Off

Continuing to exercise as you age really can make a difference. Researchers reported in the journal Circulation that even people in their 70s have much lower risk of stroke and heart attack with regular moderate exercise such as walking.

“When older men and women were more active, they did much better—especially

Children and high cholesterol

Q. My son and I have high cholesterol. Should my 10-year-old grandson have his cholesterol levels measured?
A. There is little disagreement that adults should undergo cholesterol screening. The question of if and when to screen children has been more contentious. Why consider screening at an early age? The U.S. Department

Statin Side Effects: Do Benefits Outweigh Risks?

Q. I recently started using a statin. I haven’t had muscle pains, but should I be concerned about the drug raising my blood sugar?

A. All medications and over-the-counter supplements have possible side effects, and the benefits of a treatment need to be weighed against the side effects. Statins not

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